Study Finds Cheap Drug Used to Treat River Blindness Could Reduce Malaria Transmission


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 Wednesday in the July edition of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.