Malaria vaccine may be available in 2012
Nearly One million people are killed every year by malaria.Although half of the world's population lives in areas where malaria is rampent, and these are worlds poorest countries.The launch of the vaccine of malaria is new hope for the millions of people across the world.
But the mosquito is known for its quick adoption and resistance development, how this vaccine will catter the problem time will tell.
A vaccine against the parasitic disease malaria cut illnesses by more than half in field trials and could be safely given with other childhood inoculations, two studies have reported. The vaccine, which will begin a third and final phase of clinical trials early next year, could become the first to protect children from malaria, which kills nearly 1 million people worldwide every year.
The studies, published online Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, were reported at a New Orleans meeting of tropical medicine researchers and were hailed as a significant breakthroughin the fight against one of the most intractable and deadly infectious diseases.