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University of Rochester part of coronavirus drug trial

WHECTV
Updated: March 25, 2020 05:16 PM
Created: March 25, 2020 01:48 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The University of Rochester Medical Center is participating in a National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the drug remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with coronavirus.

The treatment has shown promise treating Ebola, MERS, and SARS.

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The tests will be conducted with coronavirus patients at Strong Memorial Hospital.  

The University of Rochester Medical Center is among nine locations involved in the trial.
 


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