Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 6th, 1998
What little data exists shows that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, is genetically diverse. Although candidate vaccines are under development, little is known about the geographical variation of the antigens used in these vaccines.
"This information is essential for assessing the potential success and effects of immunologic and physical interventions for control and prevention of malaria," said A.A. Escalante of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Escalante spoke in an invited address to the International Conference...
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