Good results from blood plasma corona treatment in Sweden

People donate blood plasma, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Sanquin blood bank in Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 19, 2020. Swedish researchers report good progress with a corona treatment that uses blood plasma from people who have survived the illness to transfer antibodies into those still fighting the infection. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters)
Swedish researchers report good progress with a corona treatment that uses blood plasma from people who have survived the illness to transfer antibodies into those still fighting the infection.

Joakim Dillner is a professor in infectious disease epidemiology at the Karolinska institute. He tells Swedish Radio News that early results show that patients with covid-19 in their blood get the virus removed when they are given blood plasma containing neutralising antibodies; and that it usually happens by the next day.

Now researchers are moving to the next stage, where they will select more patients to receive this form of experimental treatment.

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Iceland: Iceland offers COVID-19 testing to international travellers starting June 15, Eye on the Arctic

Norway: Growing concern among Nordic officials over increased Arctic border traffic, The Independent Barents Observer

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