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Head Lice Anti-parasitic Drug Has Been Found To Kill Coronavirus Within 48 hours - Dr Kylie Wagstaff

n anti-parasitic head lice drug available round the world has been found to kill COVID-19 within the lab within 48 hours.

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

'We found that even one dose could essentially remove all viral RNA (effectively removed all genetic material of the virus) by 48 hours which even at 24 hours there was a very significant reduction in it,' Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute's Dr Kylie Wagstaff said on Friday.

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

The next step is for scientists to work out the right human dosage, to form sure the extent utilized in vitro is safe for humans.

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

The study is that the joint work of Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and therefore the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity.

The study findings are published in Antiviral Research.

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