تحت رعاية سمو الشـــيخ حــمــدان بن راشـــد آل مــكـتوم، نائب حاكم دبي، وزير المالية، رئيس هيئة الصحة بدبي

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority

Dubai International Pharmaceutical & Technology Conference & Exhibition DUPHAT Tech is part of DUPHAT

26 - 28 Feb 2019

DICC, Dubai
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Antiseptic shows 99.9% efficacy against Ebola virus

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Antiseptic shows 99.9% efficacy against Ebola virus

Dubai: A new research conducted on Povidone Iodine, a broad-spectrum antiseptic shows it to be 99.9 per cent effective against the Ebola virus and this may be used widely by the more than five million Haj travellers planning their pilgrimage this year as a preventive step to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

Presenting the results of the research on the sidelines of the Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference (Duphat), Professor Dr Maren Eggers, virologist from the Marburg University, Germany, who conducted an invitro research on the Ebola virus said that the use of Povidone Iodine on the hands for just 15 seconds showed a quick virucidal efficacy against Ebola virus which would be very effective in prevention of the transmission of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

 

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