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Apotex has focused its efforts on the Chikungunya response

By Charles Flagler, published on Jan 1, 2015

Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake left an estimate of 250,000 residences either destroyed or severely damaged, this in an already impoverished country.

In 2013, just as Haiti was beginning to find a gradual path toward recovery and reconstruction, the Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne virus that is endemic to Thailand and that had been advancing westward at a quick pace since 2009, arrived in Haiti.

At the moment, the Chikungunya infection has no specific treatment or vaccine. Instead, general medication, as well as rest and fluids, are used to reduce the infection’s... (more)

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