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Kirin to combat dengue fever in Southeast Asia with postbiotic

Japanese drinks maker says LC-Plasma can reduce fever length and muscle pain

Dengue fever is transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by severe pain in the joints and back, fever and rash.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese beverage maker Kirin Holdings will start supplying Southeast Asian nations with a postbiotic that has been shown to treat symptoms of dengue fever, the company said Friday.

Kirin will start selling a product called LC-Plasma, a proprietary functional ingredient found in the company's health drinks. Kirin will sell the postbiotic to food and drink makers in the region.

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