New Medicine Could Kill The Flu In A Day

Arkansas has been seeing one of the worst flu seasons in decades, but thanks to an experimental new drug, the flu could be stopped in as little as 24 hours! 

Unfortunately, this new pill will not be available in the US until 2019 as it still has to be submitted for approval after more trials.

Japanese scientists say they have developed a new, experimental pill that can kill the influenza virus in just 24 hours. A late stage trial on flu patients from the United States and Japan showed that the compound developed by Shionogi & Co. was able to wipe out the virus in a single day, according to the Wall Street Journal.

This also appears to have several benefits compared to the current product Tamiflu (which has had shortages across the country) in that it's a single pill dosage instead of the two a day for five days. It also works much faster (24 hours) as opposed to the current medicine's 3 day recovery rate. Both drugs take approximately the same amount of time to completely contain all the symptoms.

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