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Intravenous Vaccine Gives Protection Against Malaria

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Friday, August 9, 2013
In a Phase I trial, a vaccine made up of weakened immature malaria parasites provided high levels of immunity against malaria infection. Scientists reported the results in the Aug. 8, 2013, online issue of Science. The catch? It's an intravenous vaccine. The intravenous administration is, at least for the time being, critical to making the vaccine effective. Previous studies had shown that delivery into or under the skin provided only weak immunity.

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