River Blindness Parasite Becoming Resistant To Standard Treatment
- 6. 9 2007 (05:00)
Recent reports of patients failing to respond to ivermectin, the standard drug for treating river blindness (onchocerciasis), have suggested the emergence of drug-resistant Onchocerca volvulus (the parasite that causes river blindness). According to a new study Ivermectin is causing genetic changes in the parasite.