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Costa del Sol hospital takes part in clinical trial aimed at preventing Covid-19 in health workers

The Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella.
The Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella. / JOSELE
  • The study will compare the preventive effectiveness of medication used against malaria and HIV infection

The Hospital Costa del Sol in Marbella is going to participate, alongside 61 other Spanish hospitals, in the first clinical trial at a national level and one of the largest in Europe, aimed at preventing Covid-19 in health professionals.

This study, called EPICOS, will compare the preventive effectiveness of medication used for malaria, such as hydroxychloroquine, and antiretrovirals used to treat HIV infection.

Four thousand healthcare professionals are taking part nationwide.