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Coronavirus: Hungarian Research on Virus Antibody ‘Promising’, says Chief medical officer

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.24.

Hungarian research into the antibody to the novel coronavirus is showing promising results, and doctors have started to administer it to a patient on Thursday, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said on Friday.

Speaking at the online press conference of the operative board coordinating the response into the novel coronavirus epidemic, Müller said Hungarian researchers were among the first in the world to produce the antibody to the virus, from the blood plasma of recovered patients.

A gravely ill patient is already being treated with the antibody, she said, and called on recovered patients to donate blood plasma.

Meanwhile, the National Centre of Public Health is examining the presence within the environment, and has reported that no trace of the virus has been found in the Budapest sewage system, she said.

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