Journal article

Vaccines to Accelerate Malaria Elimination and Eventual Eradication

Julie Healer, Alan F Cowman, David C Kaslow, Ashley J Birkett

COLD SPRING HARBOR PERSPECTIVES IN MEDICINE | COLD SPRING HARBOR LAB PRESS, PUBLICATIONS DEPT | Published : 2017

Abstract

Remarkable progress has been made in coordinated malaria control efforts with substantial reductions in malaria-associated deaths and morbidity achieved through mass administration of drugs and vector control measures including distribution of long-lasting insecticide-impregnated bednets and indoor residual spraying. However, emerging resistance poses a significant threat to the sustainability of these interventions. In this light, the malaria research community has been charged with the development of a highly efficacious vaccine to complement existing malaria elimination measures. As the past 40 years of investment in this goal attests, this is no small feat. The malaria parasite is a high..

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