Spanish scientist announces successful malaria vaccine trials

Vaccine against Malaria

Pedro Alonso, a Spanish medical researcher, has announced the results of clinical trials on a vaccine against malaria in an article published today in the prestigious Medical journal, The Lancet. The clinical trials which were carried out on African babies just a few weeks old appear to have demonstrated the efficiency of the new vaccine.

The results of the study were presented in a press conference held in the Clinical Hospital in Barcelona yesterday. Speaking via video link from Seattle, Pedro Alonso said the results represented a ‘milestone in the fight against Malaria’.

The trial was carried out in Mozambique in the province of Manhiça which is situated to the south of the country. Over two hundred babies between 10 and 18 weeks old participated in the trial and all of them responded satisfactorily to the vaccine. Pedro Alonso confirmed that a vaccine against malaria could be available within 3 or 4 years.

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