New Japanese vaccine cuts malaria risk by 70 pct
Jiji Press -- May 30
A team of researchers led by a Japanese professor has developed a vaccine that cuts the risk of malaria in humans by some 70 pct, according to a recent article published on the U.S. journal PLOS One.

If the vaccine is put to practical use, the number of deaths caused by the mosquito-borne disease is expected to decrease markedly. At present, no antimalarial vaccine is commercially available.

Malaria is caused by parasites borne by Anopheles mosquitoes. Of the four malaria-causing parasites that have been identified, Plasmodium falciparum is most deadly.

Source: Jiji Press
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