New Vaccine to Trap Malaria Virus inside the RBCs

May 23, 2014 5:43 AM

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New Vaccine to Trap Malaria Virus inside the RBCs

Malaria is the killer disease in Africa and kills one child every minute. Creation of effective vaccine for malaria has been a struggle for decades. According to the UN’s World Health Organisation, 627,000 lives, specifically children are lost for malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists have been looking for a powerful vaccine against this deadly disease and now they’ve come up with a new approach in which the parasites can be trapped inside the red blood cells.

Malaria is the killer disease in Africa and kills one child every minute. Creation of effective vaccine for malaria has been a struggle for decades. According to the UN’s World Health Organisation, 627,000 lives, specifically children are lost for malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

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