New hope for malaria

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A TEAM of Japanese researchers say they have developed a vaccine that cuts the risk of malaria developing in humans by more than two-thirds.

The disease, which is carried by parasite-bearing mosquitoes, kills around 650,000 people each year – mostly African children under five – according to the United Nation’s World Health Organisation (WHO).

While there are a number of preventative medicines already in use, scientists say drug resistance is growing.

Source: The Star (link opens in a new window)

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