GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1) — A team of Filipino researchers may just have found a cure for dengue fever.
The researchers from the De La Salle University-Dasmarinas Medical and Health Sciences Institution have begun the initial clinical tests on an herbal medicine — and the results were reportedly promising.
The research team leader — pharmacologist and epidemiologist Dr. Rita Grace Alvaro — said in a recent conference in Pasay the medicine is made of three plants native to the Philippines.
Avila said dengue patients that were given the medicine during tests showed “dramatic” recovery. The patients reportedly included who had a meager platelet count and were “already bleeding.”
The drug is expected to be “ready by 2020.”
Dengue is a common disease in the Philippines, especially in the summer months.
A recent outbreak has so far infected over 50,000 people and killed 210— many of whom were children.