Why a malaria vaccine? Novel T cell antigen discovery technology and malaria vaccines

Why a Malaria Vaccine? The 2011 WHO World Malaria Report estimated 655,000 malaria deaths and 216 million clinical cases in 2010 alone. Malaria remains a global problem, despite the use of preventive actions, such as the use of nets, anti-malarial drugs and insecticides. Malaria Prevention is a top priority and subsequently, so is the development of a vaccine. Dr Jessica …

#wvcusa – Advancements in Malaria #vaccine production: Progress and challenges by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

    Col Christian Ockenhouse, Director , Division of Malaria Vaccine Development US Military Malaria Vaccine Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research presented at the World Vaccine Congress about the advancements in malaria vaccine production. Malaria has been a significant threat to US military operations for more than 200 years.  Col. Ockenhouse said that the US Military Malaria Vaccine …