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Reduction of Coronavirus Burden With Mass Azithromycin Distribution.

  • Author(s): Doan, Thuy
  • Hinterwirth, Armin
  • Arzika, Ahmed M
  • Worden, Lee
  • Chen, Cindi
  • Zhong, Lina
  • Oldenburg, Catherine E
  • Keenan, Jeremy D
  • Lietman, Thomas M
  • et al.
Abstract

We evaluated the potential antiviral effects of azithromycin on the nasopharyngeal virome of Nigerien children who had received multiple rounds of mass drug administration. We found that the respiratory burden of non-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses was decreased with azithromycin distributions. Clinical Trials Registration. NCT02047981.

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