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NOT Open Access | Antibody acts like short-term malaria vaccine

August 25, 2021 - 15:50 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Cohen J
Reference: 
Science. 2021 Aug 20;373(6557):843

A powerful new weapon could one day join the global fight against malaria, especially to help people who need temporary protection from the deadly disease. Drugs and bed nets can to some extent already protect against the disease, which still sickens at least 200 million people a year and kills an estimated 400,000. Vaccines have also shown some promise.

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