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IIT Mandi finds new treatment for Zika virus

Zika Virus treatment is hidden in a tablet of Rs 6, for an infection which trapped more than a million people...

IIT Mandi’s inventors have made a big claim regarding the treatment for zika virus. The Hydroxychloroquine tablet which is used to treat malaria is also a potential therapy for fatal Zika virus. This Rs.6 tablet contains fatal Zaka virus therapies.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi’s biotechnology department researchers claimed regarding this new therapy,

Researchers of St. Louis, US-based Washington and Tamil Nadu, together Identified the typical viral protein of the zinc virus, which affects the drug of malaria. Assistant Professor of Biotechnology Department at IIT Mandi Rajneesh Giri has verified it.

Medicine is available in the market for only 6 rupees

Dr Rajneesh Giri said that Washington vivene professor Under Indira Mysurkar, Professor of the Algappa University of Tamil Nadu in collaboration with Sanjeev Kumar, this discovery was published in the American Chemical Society’s ACS Omega Journal.

Malaria tablet Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg is available in the market at 90 rupees. During the research, a vital Enzyme called Protein was targeted to prevent zika virus. This enzyme keeps the virus alive. Malaria medication has been shown to reduce the effect of this enzyme.

More than 1 million people in the Zika virus wreck

According to researchers, more than 1 million people in the world are influenced by Zika virus. It has the greatest effect on pregnant women and it is also fatal for children.

Zika virus spreads through specially flavivirus genus mosquitoes. His genes also include Dengue Virus, Yellow Fever Virus and Japanese Virus. Fever, headaches, lethargy are its symptoms.

In this way, the search started

According to the researchers, during the discovery, it has been found that famous malaria treatment therapy can also reduce the infection of Zika virus especially the child in the mother’s womb can not influence this virus.

Further on this research, they Identified the typical viral protein which is responsible for the Zika infection and can be treated by Hydroxychloroquine tablet.

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