Several Infected After Convention Touting Ivermectin

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Several Infected After Convention Touting Ivermectin

During Thanksgiving, People Were Infected by Ivermectin

Several people who attended a conference in Florida earlier this month where ivermectin was promoted as a treatment against COVID-19 have since contracted the virus.

Dr. John Littell, the Ocala-based physician who organized the Florida Summit on COVID at an equestrian center on Nov. 6, said one physician got sick and that a “handful of others” had mild cases.

The Food and Drug Administration says ivermectin is approved to treat or prevent parasites in animals.

For humans, ivermectin tablets are approved to treat some parasitic worms, and there are topical formulations for head lice and skin conditions. The FDA has not authorized ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals.

Littell, who is unvaccinated and believes ivermectin is effective at treating and preventing the virus, said he does not believe the infections were spread at the conference.

“Only one physician got sick and that’s because his father had been ill in the Florida Keys before he came,” Littell said.

“In each case, everyone is healthy now and back in the saddle. And all were given early treatment and ivermectin and the usual combination of therapies.”

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