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A VLP for validation of the Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein junctional epitope for vaccine development

April 6, 2021 - 14:24 -- Open Access
Atcheson E, Hill AVS, Reyes-Sandoval A
NPJ Vaccines. 2021 Apr 1;6(1):46

Malaria continues to be a pressing global health issue, causing nearly half a million deaths per year. An effective malaria vaccine could radically improve our ability to control and eliminate this pathogen. The most advanced malaria vaccine, RTS,S, confers only 30% protective efficacy under field conditions, and hence the search continues for improved vaccines.

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