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First malaria vaccine might be available by October

Apr 28, 2015    

London: The first malaria vaccine candidate to reach phase-3 of clinical testing was found to partially protect children against the disease up to four years after vaccination and may be available by as early as October this year, scientists reported.The results suggest that the vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 could prevent a substantial number of cases of clinical malaria, especially in areas of high transmission."The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will assess the quality, safety, and efficacy of the vaccine based on these final data," said corresponding author Brian Greenwood, profes...

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