Cheap, Common Drug Could Dramatically Reduce Malaria Transmission in Africa


ScienceDaily (July 6, 2011) — A cheap, common heartworm medication that is already being used to fight other parasites in Africa could also dramatically interrupt transmission of malaria, potentially providing an inexpensive tool to fight a disease that kills almost 800,000 people each year, according to a new study published today in the July edition of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.