As with Ebola, the research is still at an early stage but a study in mice found that Fujifilm's Avigan, or favipiravir, was effective at reducing -- and in some cases eliminating -- norovirus infection.
The drug works by causing the virus to self-destruct in a process known as "lethal mutagenesis", which causes errors in its genetic information. In effect, the virus mutates itself to death.
The findings from the norovirus study in mice were published by a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge in the journal eLife.
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