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Ivermectin (22,23-dihydroavermectin B1a + 22,23-dihydroavermectin B1b) is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic medication. It is traditionally used against worms, but more recently found to be effective against mites and some lice too. Ivermectin is currently being used to help eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) in the Americas and stop transmission of lymphatic filariasis around the world.
BBC examines river blindness program in sub-Saharan Africa

BBC examines river blindness program in sub-Saharan Africa

DNA "barcodes" used to map mosquito species in West Africa that spread lymphatic filariasis

DNA "barcodes" used to map mosquito species in West Africa that spread lymphatic filariasis

River blindness under control in Escuintla, Guatemala

River blindness under control in Escuintla, Guatemala

Onchocerciasis parasite shows signs of resistance

Onchocerciasis parasite shows signs of resistance

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Mass drug treatment for elephantiasis is affordable compared with other public health programs

Mass drug treatment for elephantiasis is affordable compared with other public health programs

Ivermectin is causing genetic selection in river blindness parasite

Ivermectin is causing genetic selection in river blindness parasite

WHO-based tropical disease research programme to focus on emerging diseases

WHO-based tropical disease research programme to focus on emerging diseases

Drug resistance of parasite which causes river blindness could lead to breakouts of the disease

Drug resistance of parasite which causes river blindness could lead to breakouts of the disease

Colitis symptoms 27 years later

Colitis symptoms 27 years later

Onchocerciasis treatment reduces prevalence and intensity by 38%

Onchocerciasis treatment reduces prevalence and intensity by 38%

Egyptian program to eliminate elephantiasis successful

Egyptian program to eliminate elephantiasis successful

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

First new treatment for Elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis)

First new treatment for Elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis)

Single course of one antibiotic can successfully treat elephantiasis

Single course of one antibiotic can successfully treat elephantiasis