Mayo Clinic Talks COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 52: Mayo Clinic Q&A - How Do Antiviral Drugs Work?
Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast #194
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Recorded October, 2020
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|Antiviral drugs are medicines that fight against viruses in the human body by impeding the infection process. Antivirals are commonly used to treat HIV/AIDS, influenza, herpes, and hepatitis B and C. The antiviral, Remdesivir, which was originally developed to fight Ebola, is now being used to treat COVID-19. |
On this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, explains how antivirals work to shorten the course of the disease.
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