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Scientists Discovers Working Drugs That Will Kill Coronavirus In Just 48hours

As coronavirus pandemic eclipses one million globally this week with over over 50,000 deaths, researchers are desperate to find a cure and vaccine. currently scientists around the world are doing everything they can to make sure they give humans that one great news they desperately wants to hear.

Now the goodnews is that scientists somewhere in Australia has found anti-parasitic head lice drug as a possible cure for COVID-19, according to them it kills the virus within 48hours of lab trial.

A Monash University-led study has shown a single dose of the drug Ivermectin could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.

The topical drug Ivermectin used to treat hookworm disease. Picture: The University of Sydney / Louise M CooperThe topical drug Ivermectin used to treat hookworm disease.(Photo)

Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug also shown to be effective in vitro against viruses including HIV, dengue and influenza.

According to Monash university research team led by Dr Kylie Wagstaff, 'A single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA (effectively removed all genetic material of the virus) by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it'.

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While it's not known how Ivermectin works on the virus, the drug likely stops the virus dampening the host cells' ability to clear it.

Dr Wagstaff cautioned that the tests conducted in the study were in vitro and that trials needed to be carried out in people.

"Ivermectin is very widely used and seen as a safe drug. We need to figure out now whether the dosage you can use it at in humans will be effective - that's the next step," Dr Wagstaff said.

"In times when we're having a global pandemic and there isn't an approved treatment, if we had a compound that was already available around the world then that might help people sooner. Realistically it's going to be a while before a vaccine is broadly available.

Scientists expect it could be at least a month before human trials.

Before Ivermectin can be used to combat coronavirus, funding is needed to get it to pre-clinical testing and clinical trials

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