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New vaccine candidate provides breakthrough in the fight against malaria – News-Medical.Net

A malaria vaccine candidate tested on children in West Africa has shown an efficacy of around 77 per cent, say scientists, hailing it as a breakthrough in the fight…

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A malaria vaccine candidate tested on children in West Africa has shown an efficacy of around 77 per cent, say scientists, hailing it as a breakthrough in the fight against the disease.
Malaria causes more than 400,000 deaths a year globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), mostly among children in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The R21/Matrix-M vaccine, developed by the Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro (CRUN), Burkina Faso and their partners at the University of Oxford in the UK, is the…

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