Scientists have made a malaria vaccine that is 100% effective

A new study has raised cautious optimism that an effective vaccine might finally become available… The vaccine — called PfSPZ because it is made from sporozoites (SPZ), a stage in the life cycle of the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) — uses a weakened form of the whole parasite to invoke an immune response… The trial now needs to be repeated and extended in regions where malaria is rampant to test whether it provides protection against different strains of the parasite.

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