Posts Tagged ‘malaria vaccine’

Still searching for an effective malaria vaccine

Posted by • December 14th, 2012

In May, 1796, British physician Edward Jenner inoculated his gardener’s eight year-old son with fluid from a cowpox blister that he had extracted from the hand of a local milkmaid. Jenner hypothesized that exposure to cowpox would protect the child against the related disease of smallpox. He later injected the boy with smallpox and the… Read More…

A new tool for malaria prevention? A malaria vaccine with a good shot

Posted by • October 18th, 2011

Toward the end of WWII, public health efforts, including the use of DDT, led to the elimination of malaria in the United States. Unless we work abroad, malaria is not something US-based trainees encounter much after we learn bugs and drugs. But the rest of the world has not been so fortunate. The WHO estimates… Read More…