New drug combination kills malaria parasites and mosquitoes

Bousema, Teun 2013

Researchers of the Dept of Medical Microbiology published on the safety and efficacy of a new malaria drug combination.

The combination of standard antimalarials and the mosquitocidal agent ivermectin provides a novel approach to malariatherapy by reducing the lifespan of mosquitoes that feed on malaria-infected individuals.

The article was published this week in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Teun Bousema on Dutch Radio: link

 

 

Publicatie Clinical Infectious Diseases-
André Lin Ouédraogo, Guido J.H. Bastiaens, Alfred B. Tiono, Wamdaogo M Guelbéogo,  Kevin C. Kobylinski, Alphonse Ouédraogo, Aïssata Barry , Edith C Bougouma, Issa Nebie, Maurice San Ouattara, Kjerstin H.W. Lanke, Lawrence Fleckenstein, Robert W. Sauerwein, Hannah C. Slater, Thomas S. Churcher, Sodiomon B. Sirima, Chris Drakeley,Teun Bousema, "Efficacy and Safety of the Mosquitocidal Drug Ivermectin to Prevent Malaria Transmission after Treatment: a Double-Blind, Randomized, Clinical Trial", Clinical Infectious Diseases, 20 november 2014

 

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