Australian Scientists Invent a Nasal Spray That Could Stop SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Reports Say

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  • 07-October-2020

With the COVID-19 disease originated from coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a severe respiratory syndrome, continues to create havoc globally, medical researchers and scientists race to discover an effective vaccine or medicine to fight this infection. As almost the whole world has gotten infected with COVID-19 by now, finding a viable treatment for the infected is essential to check its spread.

A biotech firm in Australia called Ena Respiratory revealed that a nasal spray developed by its team would help boost the immune system to fight effectively against common colds and flu.. In addition to that, the nasal spray might also help prevent COVID-19, along with treating it. According to the latest study in animals, the nasal spray significantly diminished the spread of coronavirus.

The Nasal Spray and Its Numerous Benefits

INNA-51, a novel product invented by Ena Respiratory, revealed almost 96 percent less viral implications based on several laboratory experiments performed on animals. Widely used as a nasal spray, it seeks to boost the innate immune system of the human body to fight the flu and the common cold. It triggers the natural immune system that is known to be the first and foremost line of defence against any kind of infection from a pathogen. The drug, upon strengthening the immune system, also prevented the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in the lab.

Respiratory tract diseases such as common cold and flu represent ongoing global health challenges. These viruses have resulted in major outbreaks as well as pandemics, threatening the lives of people, especially older adults and children who are at a higher risk.

With the SARS-CoV-2 infection actively spreading globally through respiratory droplets and close contact, one of the major concern rise as several people are being infected with the virus without any symptoms. This asymptomatic nature makes them silent spreaders, which, in turn, threaten the rest of the population as well. The nasal spray is specifically developed to stop the replication of coronavirus in the nasal area, as nasal area proves to be the most common entrance point of the virus.

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