Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Malaria: Why we need a vaccine

Authors
Matuschewski, Kai
Departments

Parasitologie ()
MPI für Infektionsbiologie, Berlin

Summary
Malaria infects more than 300 million people and kills about 1 - 2 million children annually. Vector control programs and impregnated bednets limit the spread of malaria, but are not effective in eliminating the disease in Africa. Therefore, a vaccine is urgently needed. Since the pathogen constantly hides from the host immune system, scientists need to design innovative immunization strategies.

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