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Progress with new malaria vaccines.

Abstract:

Malaria is a parasitic disease of major global health significance that causes an estimated 2.7 million deaths each year. In this review we describe the burden of malaria and discuss the complicated life cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite responsible for most of the deaths from the disease, before reviewing the evidence that suggests that a malaria vaccine is an attainable goal. Significant advances have recently been made in vaccine science, and we review new vaccine technologies a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Jenner Institute, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume:
81
Issue:
12
Pages:
902-909
Publication date:
2003
EISSN:
1564-0604
ISSN:
0042-9686
URN:
uuid:48155ebb-094a-499d-83f6-83c595f72401
Source identifiers:
32640
Local pid:
pubs:32640

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