- Aug 4, 2005
It is made to kill parasites. Will it kill the mosquitoes that bite me?
Then I might take it.
The effect of ivermectin ® on fertility, fecundity and mortality of Anopheles arabiensis fed on treated men in Ethiopia | Malaria Journal | Full Text (biomedcentral.com)
ConclusionA single oral dose of ivermectin given to humans can induce mortality and reduce survivorship of An. arabiensis for 7 days after treatment. Ivermectin also had a delayed effect on fecundity of An. arabiensis that took bloodmeals from treated individuals on day 7 and 10. Additional studies are warranted using wild, insecticide-resistant mosquito populations, to confirm findings and a phase III evaluation among community members in Ethiopia is needed to determine the impact of ivermectin on malaria transmission.
Antiparasite drug ivermectin cuts mosquito numbers by 80% | The BMJ
Researchers from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and Senegal’s Ministry of Health and Medical Prevention compared the effect of ivermectin on mosquitoes in three villages where residents had received an annual dose of the drug to control onchocerciasis with the effect in three nearby (less than 12 km away) control villages whose residents had not been given the drug.
Ivermectin “significantly reduced the proportion of Plasmodium falciparum infectious Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (s.s.) [mosquitoes] …
Anti-Parasite Drug Ivermectin Could Be New Weapon In War Against Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes : Goats and Soda : NPR
[Evaluation of the action of ivermectin on blood-sucking mosquitoes] - PubMed (nih.gov)
(PDF) Effect of Ivermectin on Anopheles gambiae Mosquitoes Fed on Humans: The Potential of Oral Insecticides in Malaria Control (researchgate.net)
Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes were fed on 25 volunteers randomized to ivermectin or nothing. In mosquitoes feeding on volunteers given ivermectin the previous day mean survival was 2.3 days compared to 5.5 days in the controls, log-lank test p<0.0001. Mosquito mortality was 73, 84 and 89% on days 2, 3 and 4 in the ivermectin group. Fourteen days after treatment no difference was found between groups. Ivermectin is safe and has significant short-term insecticidal properties. A systemic insecticide taken by humans for the control of malaria could help slow drug resistance and where mosquitoes are exophilic.
Questions and Answers about Ivermectin and COVID-19 - Blog - ISGLOBAL
Does ivermectin have anti-viral properties?Yes. Ivermectin has been proven to inhibit the replication of several RNA viruses such as: