Tuesday, 25 October 2011

New vaccine 'to cut malaria risk by half' - Africa - Al Jazeera English

New vaccine 'to cut malaria risk by half' - Africa - Al Jazeera English
A new vaccine against malaria will help reduce African children's riskof acquiring the disease by about half, according to the first resultsof an ongoing phase III trial. The vaccine has been developed by theBritish pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's lab in Belgium. Knownas RTS, the vaccine is the first of its kind to attempt to block aparasite, rather than bacteria or viruses.
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