Cocktail of UV, Vitamin B zaps malaria in blood: study

In a trial in Ghana, treating the blood to be transfused with UV radiation and Vitamin B "severely reduced" the risk of malaria transmission, but did not eliminate itBlood donated by unknowing malaria carriers can be made safer with UV radiation and Vitamin B, said a study Friday which may "revolutionise" transfusion safety in Africa. The technology, not yet commercially available, also holds promise for killing other blood-borne germs such as HIV, Ebola and Zika. The technique was previously shown in lab experiments to kill the malaria parasite — as well as HIV and hepatitis viruses — in blood in petri dishes.



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