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A vaccine against Malaria, developed at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute, has shown promising results in its first field trial. The results are published today in journal Science Translational Medicine.

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Following a trial in Kenya, the vaccine was found to be 67% effective against infection with Plasmodium falciparum, one of the parasites known to cause Malaria. A safe and effective malaria vaccine would reduce the huge social and economic burden that malaria imposes every year.

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