Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Harmless Cure for Anthrax Invented in Russia
April 26, 2017 14:53

A new medicine for anthrax, developed by Kirov scientists as assigned by the Foundation for Advanced Research (FAR), causes no severe allergic reactions.

"The novelty of the approach is that in order to reduce fatal outcomes in terminal states, the tobramycin antibiotic is used, which has germicidal effect on the causative agent of anthrax. It is followed with intravenous administration of human antianthrax immunoglobulin, which has the ability to bind the resulting toxins and increase the humoral immunity level"- the report reads.

The new medication has been developed by specialists of the Vostok company, the Kirov Hematology and Blood Transfusion Scientific Research Institute of the Federal Medical Biological Agency and the 48th Central Research Institute of the RF Ministry of Defense.

The drug is intended for emergency prevention and treatment of anthrax in humans.

As the Foundation for Advanced Research explains, the major problem in anthrax treatment is the low efficiency of antibiotic therapy for pulmonary, intestinal and toxic forms of the disease, the cases that are most common with inhalation infection. With these clinical forms of anthrax, human anti-anthrax immunoglobulin is required to be used along with antibiotic therapy. At the same time, horse immunoglobulin is presently used, which causes severe allergic reactions in children and with repeated use.

The new drug efficacy has been experimentally confirmed in laboratories.


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: New Medicines     

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Growth of Wound Healing Cells Accelerated in Russia Observing Nanoparticles in an Organism Now Easier Fundamental Physics Prize Russia and the World: Russian Peoples Point of View Luna-25 (Luna-Glob) Spacecraft

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


search on the map
Dvortsovaya Tower  Heroism   Varvara Bubnova  Oscar Rabin  tours to Russia  Russian Copper Company  Astrakhan Region  Sylvester Shchedrin  fashion weeks  invest  criminality  South Stream  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian tourism  Russian Poetry  Fires  New Laws  Winzavod  Russian football team  Moscow events  Russian oil  deposits  summit  Objects  Russian Cinema  Novosibirsk  Izhevsk  Moscow  retail chains  Merchants  Nadezhda Savchenko  the Internet  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Old Moscow  St. Petersburg  Moscow Multimedia Art Museum  Russian business  Andrey Tarkovsky  Mikhail Kutuzov Cruiser   Theatre Festival "History of the Russian State. Homeland and Destinies"  Lilya Brik  Books  Russian beaches  US sanctions  Year of Literature in Russia  Russian history  Archeology  Russian Literature  Ufa  Russian singers 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites