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US Man dies after ingesting chloroquine in an attempt to prevent coronavirus

23:50  23 march  2020
23:50  23 march  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

What is chloroquine, this antimalarial that could help fight the coronavirus?

 What is chloroquine, this antimalarial that could help fight the coronavirus? © AFP Does chloroquine, an antimalarial, help fight the coronavirus? A study by Professor Didier Raoult, director of the Mediterranean Infection Institute in Marseille, is raising hope. Tuesday, the French laboratory Sanofi said it was ready to offer authorities millions of doses of Plaquenil, its drug based on chloroquine. Enough to potentially treat 300,000 coronavirus patients.

An Arizona man died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate in an attempt to protect himself from becoming infected with the coronavirus . In an open letter published by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, state and municipal officials charged with administering

Getty Chloroquine phosphate ingestion left an Arizona man dead and his wife in critical care. Chloroquine phosphate has been touted as a possible cure for coronavirus , but is it safe to ingest ? Medical experts are warning people against ingesting any sort of medication or chemical, including

An Arizona man died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate in an attempt to protect himself from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The man's wife also ingested the drug, and is currently under critical care.

Medical staff shows on February 26, 2020 at the IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute in Marseille, a packet of Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine, a commonly used malaria drug that has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus, according to a study conducted in several Chinese hospitals. - The Mediterranee infection Institute in Marseille based in La Timone Hospital is at the forefront of the prevention against coronavirus in France. (Photo by GERARD JULIEN / AFP) (Photo by GERARD JULIEN/AFP via Getty Images) Medical staff shows on February 26, 2020 at the IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute in Marseille, a packet of Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine, a commonly used malaria drug that has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus, according to a study conducted in several Chinese hospitals. - The Mediterranee infection Institute in Marseille based in La Timone Hospital is at the forefront of the prevention against coronavirus in France. (Photo by GERARD JULIEN / AFP) (Photo by GERARD JULIEN/AFP via Getty Images)

The drug chloroquine is used to treat malaria, and some early research suggests it may be useful in treating COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

In Marseille, a long queue to get tested for coronavirus at Professor Raoult

 In Marseille, a long queue to get tested for coronavirus at Professor Raoult © Copyright 2020, L'Obs By mid-morning, there were nearly 300 in single file. Young and old, men and women, in good health or in good shape, dozens of patients queued this Monday, March 23 in front of the IHU Méditerranée Infection in Marseille to be tested by the teams of Professor Didier Raoult, figure decried the fight against the Covid-19. Is there a crowd in front of the hospital where Doctor Raoult works in Marseille? https://t.co/npCJrCT1Qp —lmJustADreamer _ (@ ㅤ ツ) In contrast to the na

Anti-malaria, potential coronavirus drug chloroquine can be lethal to children. Chloroquine , an anti-malaria drug that President Trump fast-tracked for clinical testing this week Lana and Steve Ervin of Tulsa — who lost 2-year-old Ashley after she accidentally ingested what they believe was a single

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"Given the uncertainty around COVID-19, we understand that people are trying to find new ways to prevent or treat this virus, but self-medicating is not the way to do so," Dr. Daniel Brooks, medical director for Banner Poison and Drug Information Center, said in a statement.

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A press release from Banner Health, based in Arizona, said the husband and wife, both in their 60s, took an additive called chloroquine phosphate used to clean fish tanks, to try to prevent coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Morocco buys a whole stock of drugs based on chloroquine

 Coronavirus: Morocco buys a whole stock of drugs based on chloroquine © GERARD JULIEN / AFP A doctor shows platelets of Nivaquine and Plaqueril at the Marseille hospital on February 26, 2020. While several countries including France considers the tests carried out based on chloroquine on patients suffering from Covid-19 encouraging, the Moroccan government bought the stocks of Nivaquine, an antimalarial drug produced on the basis of chloriquine by the French group Sanofi.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared this rapidly spreading coronavirus … In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people to be prepared for disruptions to daily life that will be necessary if the coronavirus spreads within communities.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose

Within half an hour, both needed to seek emergency medical care. The man later died.

During a press conference last week, President Trump touted the drug for its potential, however the Food and Drug Administration later said it had not approved chloroquine for the coronavirus, and that much more study was needed.

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Coronavirus: in Marseille, Professor Raoult's institute screens all febrile patients .
Contrary to national guidelines, the hospital and university institute Méditerranée Infection screens all "febrile" people. © Supplied by Franceinfo The hospital-university Mediterranean Infection Institute, directed by Professor Didier Raoult in Marseille, ensures the screening of all "febrile" people who present themselves there, contrary to national instructions, he announced Sunday March 22 in a press release. pic.twitter.com/Fa7FaJ93wz - IHU Méditerranée Infection (@IHU_Marseille) March 22

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