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New coronavirus treatment in India can slash Covid-19 severity

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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with a Hyderabad-based pharmaceuticals and biologics company have introduced a well-established treatment modality to control the severity of Covid-19 disease, the apex research institute informed on Thursday.

Antisera are blood serum derived from animals which contain antibodies against specific antigens. They are injected to treat or protect against specific diseases. After plasma therapy, it is the latest therapy to be used to treat and prevent the severity of Covid-19 disease among the patients.

A total of 464 participants were enrolled between April 22 and July 14 in the trial which was aimed to investigate its effectiveness for treatment of Covid-19.