Experimental Malaria Vaccine Slashes Infection Risk By Half

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Slashes Infection Risk By Half

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vaccination in Africa - Gates Foundation photoAfter decades of disappointment, researchers think they’re finally on track to unleash the first practical vaccine against malaria, one of mankind’s ancient scourges.

In the world’s first large field trial of an experimental malaria vaccine, several thousand young children who got three doses had about 55 percent less risk of getting the disease over a year than those who got a control vaccine against rabies or meningitis.

(READ the full story at NPR)

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