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Setback for First Malaria Vaccine in African Trial

Posted Nov 09 2012 9:11am

The world's first potential malaria vaccine proved only 30 percent effective in African babies in a crucial trial, calling into question whether it can be a useful weapon in the fight against the deadly disease.

A young girl with malaria rests in the inpatient ward of the Malualkon Primary Health Care Center in Malualkon, in the South Sudanese state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, June 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian

Source: Reuters Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization , Malaria
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