Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Malaria: Why we need a vaccine

Matuschewski, Kai

Parasitologie ()
MPI für Infektionsbiologie, Berlin

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.

For the full text, see the German version.

Go to Editor View