Medications

A warning against using livestock drug to treat COVID-19

Demand has surged for ivermectin, a drug widely given to horses and cows to treat worms and other parasitic infections, as a possible treatment or preventative for COVID-19. Some seekers have turned to over-the-counter animal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US judge orders hospital to treat COVID patient with ivermectin

A US woman has won a court order for a hospital in Ohio to treat her husband, who is on a ventilator with COVID-19, with the antiparasitic medicine ivermectin, as demand surges for the unproven coronavirus treatment.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigational malaria vaccine gives strong, lasting protection

Two U.S. Phase 1 clinical trials of a novel candidate malaria vaccine have found that the regimen conferred unprecedentedly high levels of durable protection when volunteers were later exposed to disease-causing malaria parasites. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Incidents of serious parasitic disease on the rise in Alberta, Canada

A rare parasitic infection imported from Europe continues to take root in Alberta, Canada. The province is now the North American hotspot for human alveolar echinococcosis (AE), which takes the form of a growth in the liver, ...

Genetics

Open data on malaria genomes will help combat drug resistance

Genome variation data on more than 7,000 malaria parasites from 28 endemic countries is released today in Wellcome Open Research. It has been produced by MalariaGEN, a data-sharing network of groups around the world who are ...

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