Let’s not get overexcited – Professor Adeeba

WE refer to the recent publicity on Carica papaya leaf juice (CPLJ) as supportive treatment to aid in the recovery from dengue infection.

Undoubtedly Malaysia has seen a huge surge in the number of dengue cases, including a rise in the number of deaths in the last several years. To date there has been no specific antiviral treatment but recent advances in dengue vaccine have been promising.

In response to the absence of specific treatment, the general public has resorted to consuming alternative “medicines” that in most instances have unproven benefits or have not met safety standard of fitness for consumption.

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