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Effective Malaria Vaccine by 2015?

Effective Malaria Vaccine by 2015?

Molecular biologist Joe Cohen, one of the inventors and original patent-holder of the RTS,S/AS02A malaria vaccine, is hoping for an effective malaria vaccine by 2015. He is Vice President, R&D Emerging Diseases and HIV, at GlaxoSmithKline. On 18th October he announced the first-ever Phase III trial of the vaccine, which prevented clinical malaria in 56% of five months to 17-month-old babies – and prevented severe malaria in 47% of cases after three doses.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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