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Researchers at Hokkaido University said Thursday they have found a combination of substances that is effective at combating swine flu.

The group led by professor Tadaaki Miyazaki of the university’s Research Center for Zoonosis Control found that a combination of lactic acid bacteria and aureobasidium culture is more effective than the commonly used flu medication Tamiflu in increasing the survival rate and alleviating weight loss for mice infected with the A/H1N1 strain.

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