RTS,S - First Malaria Vaccine, Trail Starts ! ~ helpBIOTECH

23 April 2019

RTS,S - First Malaria Vaccine, Trail Starts !



A large-scale pilot of what has been called the world's first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children has begun in Malawi.

The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. 

Earlier, smaller trials showed that nearly 40% of the 5-to-17-month-olds who received it were protected


RTS,S has been more than three decades in the making, with scientists from drugs company GSK creating it in 1987.


Fact Sheet about RTS,S Vaccine: 


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