In Search of a Malaria Vaccine: What Travelers Should Know
MALARIA IS AGLOBAL killer. However, humans are advancing technology against this parasite, working to develop a vaccine.
Vaccines prevent illness and death from infectious organisms. Anybody who has been vaccinated owes a debt of thanks to Dr. Jenner and his cows. In the late 1700’s, smallpox was a common and fatal disease. Dr. Jenner used a concept of variolation, believed to have originated in India in the 8th century, to develop a vaccine against this highly infectious disease.