The pandemic Coronavirus it takes little more than three months affected the planetthus , many countries have joined their efforts to combat this disease and now there seems to be an effective solution. This is the ivermectin, a drug that, according to studies of australian doctors, helps to cure the COVID-19 in approximately 48 hours. However, still re require more studies to be able to apply it in people.
What is ivermectin and what is it used for?
Ivermectin is a medication composed by a mixture of avermectin B1a and B1b. This drug is absorbed usually by the oral route and acts on the nerves and cells of the parasite that you want to delete. It is mainly used in the treatment of parasitic diseases such as Filariasis, Loa Loa, Escanioses and Lice among other.
In Australia see it as a way to combat the Coronavirus
Now, in the midst of the global crisis by the COVID-19, the hypothesis of the australian scientists is that this drug could help to combat this disease all over the world. According to the Institute of Discovery in Biomedical from the University of Monash (Melbourne) in conjunction with the Institute Doherty, this pest has been successfully tested in cell cultures.
“We have discovered that even a single dose could delete all of the viral RNA at 48 hours and, in addition, at 24 hours there is a reduction really significant”, the researchers said the journal of Antiviral Research. Also, they explained how it was that they managed to reach this finding.
“To test the antiviral activity of ivermectin to the SARS-CoV-2, infected cells with the isolated SARS-CoV-2 followed by the addition of ivermectin. The supernatant and the cell pellets were harvested on days 0-3, and were analyzed for the RNA replication of SARS-CoV-2. At 24 hours, there was a reduction of 93% of the viral RNA present in the supernatant (indicative of virions released) of samples treated with ivermectin”, they explained.
However, it also noted that there is a need to determine if the dose that can be used in people will be effective to remove the COVID-19 effectively, which will require further tests and investigations.