posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 05:57 AM
Oh my goodness. If this works? If this is actually EFFECTIVE? It would be as staggering a breakthrough, in my personal opinion, as Small Pox and Polio
British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking regulatory approval for the world's first malaria vaccine after trial data showed that it had cut
the number of cases in African children.
Experts say that they are optimistic about the possibility of the world's first vaccine after the trial results.
Malaria, a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every
Actually, the BBC understates the problem here, if anything.
About 3.3 billion people – half of the world's population – are at risk of malaria. In 2010, there were about 219 million malaria cases (with
an uncertainty range of 154 million to 289 million) and an estimated 660 000 malaria deaths (with an uncertainty range of 490 000 to 836 000).
Increased prevention and control measures have led to a reduction in malaria mortality rates by more than 25% globally since 2000 and by 33% in the
WHO African Region.
Source: World Health Organization
Like other bugs once a household name and now a part of history, Malaria is one of those that has always been there it seems, stalking people all over
the world. It would be a new day in many places if Malaria became as historic a thing as Polio.
I thought it worth sharing though and perhaps getting some comments. Even for a vaccine ..IF effective..this one is beyond argument for the need and
the deaths every year which it may well prevent?