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.
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