Development of malaria vaccine a medical marvel

Scientists have worked on it for more than 60 years

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October 12, 2021 - 10:26 AM

A young boy receives a mosquito net on April 28, 2020, in Cotonou, Benin, during a distribution aiming at fighting malaria. (Yanick Folly/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Because malaria is generally not a problem in the United States, the news that a vaccine has been developed for the mosquito-borne disease didn’t make the headlines.

That’s a shame.

On average, malaria kills 400,000 a year, mostly African children. 

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