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Current Opinion in Virus and Infectious Diseases - COVID


Can ivermectin be used to treat SARS-COVID-2?


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Article Type : Short Communication

Author Details: S S Jha*

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : XXXX XXXX

Print ISSN : XXXX XXXX

Article First Page : 14

Article End Page : 16


Abstract

Ivermectin, one of the “wonder drugs” manufactured totally in Japan is another wonder drug and easily available all over the world for its anti-parasitic property. Single dose removing the viral RNA within 48 hours is an epoch making in vitro finding in Australia. Intracellular transport of the virus in the target host cell is blocked and multiplication of the virus is stopped, thus aborting infection. Patna dose recommendation has been advocated for both prevention and treatment of SARS-COVID-19 with definite claim that it will have no side effects.

Keywords: Cargo transporter, Viricidal, wonder drug, Viral RNA, Filariasis, Round worm, River blindness.

Doi No:-10.18231/j.ijirm.2020.019