Scientists: New Malaria Vaccine Safe for Kids

A new malaria vaccine has stimulated strong and long-lasting immune responses among children, according to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development and the Malaria Research and Training Center at the University of Bamako in Mali.

“These findings imply that we may have achieved our goal of using a vaccine to reproduce the natural protective immunity that normally takes years of intense exposure to malaria to develop,” Science Daily quoted Christopher Plowe, lead author of the study, as saying.

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