Arizona man dies after taking chloroquine for Covid-19

  • World
  • Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (Reuters): An Arizona man has died and his wife is in critical condition after they ingested chloroquine phosphate - an aquarium cleaning product similar to drugs that have been named by US President Trump as potential treatments for coronavirus infection.

The couple, in their 60s, experienced immediate distress after swallowing the drug, an additive used at aquariums to clean fish tanks, according to Banner Health Hospital in Phoenix.

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