Researchers Treat Pigs With Ivermectin As Potential Strategy To Protect Humans Against Malaria
New York Times: To Prevent Malaria in Humans, Scientists Try Protecting Pigs
“For years , scientists have known of a sneaky way to kill mosquitoes: Give humans a deworming pill. … But villagers with worms normally receive only one or two pills a year. Researchers aren’t certain it is possible — or safe — to boost blood levels of ivermectin high enough to wipe out generations of mosquitoes during the biting season, which can last for months. Scientists at the medical school of the University of Barcelona have come up with a novel alternative: Use livestock…” (11/2).