Ivermectin is used topically in creams and lotions for head lice, as well as in tablet form to treat roundworm, scabies and rosacea. Photo: Shutterstock

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Could a head lice drug hold the key to treating coronavirus?

  • Recent research data from scientists in Australia suggests Ivermectin is able to stop SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, from replicating
  • But it’s still too soon to know if the promising laboratory test results will translate into a safe and effective drug for coronavirus patients
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Ivermectin is used topically in creams and lotions for head lice, as well as in tablet form to treat roundworm, scabies and rosacea. Photo: Shutterstock
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