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Malaysia’s MOH: More research needed to prove treatment of dengue and Zika with Vitamin C
 

Malaysia’s MOH: More research needed to prove treatment of dengue and Zika with Vitamin C

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The Deputy Health Minister has announced that IV Vitamin C will not be used for treatment of dengue and Zika infections, as its effects on the viral diseases has yet to be proven.
 
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19 Nov 2016 - General
 
Tahira Nawaz
Protection against mosquito bites is a key measure to prevent Zika virus infection. This can be done by wearing clothes (preferably light-coloured) that cover as much of the body as possible; using physical barriers such as window screens or closing doors and windows; sleeping under mosquito nets; and using insect repellent containing DEET, IR3535 or icaridin according to the product label instr...
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There is a huge decrease in total reported cases of Zika virus and Zika virus related fatalities has been also decreased considerably. The Ministry of Health has announced that patients with dengue and Zika infection will not be treated with intravenous Vitamin C because Vitamin C may be effective in treating flu symptoms; there was no certainty that it would have a similar effect on dengue or Zika patients. It has also been reported that there is no doubt Vitamin C possesses health benefits but...
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