- (of a drug or therapy) developed to effectively treat an infection caused by a virus.
- of or relating to a substance used to prevent or treat a viral infection:Raw garlic has been found to have antiviral properties.
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One of the earliest contenders was remdesivir, an antiviral from biotech giant Gilead.Gilead just got the first FDA coronavirus treatment approval, but there are still problems|Sy Mukherjee|October 22, 2020|Fortune
Interferon is an immune system chemical that triggers the body’s antiviral defenses.Remdesivir doesn’t reduce COVID-19 deaths, a large WHO trial finds|Tina Hesman Saey|October 16, 2020|Science News
Now, antiviral treatments for hepatitis C can cure nearly 95 percent of infected patients.The Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to the trio that discovered hepatitis C|Sara Kiley Watson|October 5, 2020|Popular Science
The notorious chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are also antivirals, but this pair has yet to show any promise.
Ideally, production of the antiviral substance would be triggered when immune cells encounter SARS-CoV-2 genetic material, stopping rapid viral reproduction inside the body and averting complications, he said.Covid-19 scientists flag key immune function as a turning point in life threatening cases|kdunn6|September 25, 2020|Fortune
There is no known effective antiviral drug, no vaccine, and no preventative medication.
A low count spelled serious trouble, whereas high and stable numbers were seen in those with a good response to antiviral drugs.
It proved resistant to every one of the antibiotics and antiviral agents in the Lancet's stockroom.Star Surgeon|Alan Nourse