New malaria vaccine proves 77% effective in trials
DW, 25 Apr 2021
It's being hailed a potential game-changer in the fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases. A promising new vaccine against malaria has proven 77 percent effective in trials.
That's the first time ever a malaria vaccine has topped the World Health Organization's goal of a jab that's at least 75 percent effective. The shot was developed by the team behind the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, and tested on 450 infants in Burkina Faso. The scientists will now move to a so-called Phase Three trial, involving nearly five-thousand children across four African countries.
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