Advancing the repurposing of ivermectin for malaria
Keywords: 
Ivermectin
Malaria
Endectocide
Tropical diseases
Issue Date: 
2019
Publisher: 
Elsevier BV
ISSN: 
0140-6736
Note: 
This is an Open Access article under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
Citation: 
Chaccour, C.J. (Carlos J.); Rabinovich, N.R. (N. Regina). "Advancing the repurposing of ivermectin for malaria". The Lancet. 393 (10180), 2019, 1480 - 1481
Abstract
Ivermectin lays the path for a whole new concept: drug-based vector control. Ivermectin, or indeed any effective endectocide, could be administered to eligible members of the at-risk community as a complementary tool for vector control. It could be administered alone or in combination with partner drugs to allow for integrated management of malaria or neglected tropical diseases, directly responding to residual transmission by targeting malaria and some lymphatic filariasis vectors, regardless of their feeding behaviour.

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