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Earlier studies showed that ivermectin, developed in the 1980s to fight parasites that cause river blindness and elephantitis, turns the blood of patients deadly to mosquitoes a short time after treatment, reported National Public Radio.
The river blindness medication, ivermectin, kills these baby worms effectively.
The new study, conducted in Kenya by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, revealed that the blood of patients who took three high doses of ivermectin in pill form over three days remained poisonous to mosquitoes for up to 28 days.
According to The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, Kenyan researchers found that ivermectin — an anti-parasitic drug commonly used to treat roundworms, threadworms and other parasites in dogs — can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes.
High doses of ivermectin, a pill used to fight parasites, can turn human blood poisonous to mosquitoes, according to a study published Thursday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases medical journal.
The couple required additional ivermectin treatments to kick the bum worm infection.
Stephens said in a Facebook post that the couple were prescribed ivermectin, which is used to treat parasites.
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