Africa: Experts unveil malaria vaccine

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According to AlJazeera, scientists in Africa have begun trials of a malaria vaccine, which, if successful could save millions of lives all around the continent. Developed through two decades of research, the Mosquirix vaccine (RDS,S) is being tested in Africa’s biggest clinical trial, spanning seven nations and involving over 16,000 children. More than 5,000 children have already undergone preliminary trials since testing began in 2003. Mosquirix is the first malaria shot to make it to final-stage trials, and has generated huge interest ahead of a conference of 1,500 malaria experts to be held in Nairobi next week.

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