Mosquito-killing drug found to effectively combat malaria among children

Outlet: Homeland Preparedness News

Homeland Preparedness News: “Ivermectin reduces new cases of malaria by making a person’s blood lethal to the mosquitoes who bite them, killing mosquitoes and therefore reducing the likelihood of infection of others,” Dr. Brian Foy, study author from Colorado State University, said. “Because ivermectin has a unique mode of action compared to other malaria control insecticides and antimalarial drugs, it could be used alongside drugs that treat malaria to combat residual transmission of the disease.”