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Anti-parasitic drug killed coronavirus within 48 hours in lab

Updated : April 04, 2020 01:35 PM IST

The study from Monash University showed that a single dose of Ivermectin could stop the coronavirus growing in cell culture -- effectively eradicating all genetic material of the virus within two days.
Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug that has also been shown to be effective in vitro against a broad range of viruses including HIV, dengue, influenza and zika virus.
Anti-parasitic drug killed coronavirus within 48 hours in lab

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