Ivermectin: A potent Weapon in the Anti-COVID Armamentarium

Ivermectin: A potent Weapon in the Anti-COVID Armamentarium

Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global threat. Without powerful antiviral medicines, repurposing is the mainstay of treatment. FDA-approved antiparasitic ivermectin (IVM) exhibits antiviral action against a wide range of viruses. Ivermectin's antibacterial, antiviral, and anticancer characteristics make it a wonder medicine. Several research have revealed antiviral effects of IVM on RNA viruses such as Zika, dengue, yellow fever, West Nile, Hendra, Newcastle, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, chikungunya, Semliki Forest, Sindbis, Avian influenza A, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, HIV-1, and SARS-CoV2 (SARS-CoV-2). Recent research reveal IVM suppresses (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro, suggesting its application against COVID-19.

Speakers

Dr. KK Aggarwal
Dr. KK Aggarwal

President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus


Dr. Harsh Rastogi
Dr. Harsh Rastogi

Consultant & Clinical Co-ordinator, Radiology Department at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals

Dr. Rastogi is the Consultant at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. He completed his MBBS , Masters Degree in Neurovascular disease from University of SUD Paris France, Fellowship Neuroradiology San Antonio Texas USA. He has very good experience in consultation care.


Dr. Surya Kant Tripathi
Dr. Surya Kant Tripathi

Prof & Head - Dept of Respiratory Medicine. KGMU. Lucknow Vice-Chairman IMA-AMS Past President ICS. NCCP and ICAAI

He is currently Professor and Head, Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, King George medical University, Lucknow and also National President of Indian Chest Society. He has published 12 books, 30 chapters and 357 research publications in various National and International Journals. He has been awarded about 67 awards till date including Vigyan Gaurav Award (the highest Award of UP in the field of Science) by Chief Minister UP and 1st UP Doordarshan Award by Governor UP.


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