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Could a New Vaccine Contain Malaria's Spread?

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Could a New Vaccine Contain Malaria's Spread?

Could a New Vaccine Contain Malaria's Spread?

Could a New Vaccine Contain Malaria's Spread?

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A new malaria vaccine has the scientific world abuzz. Though it doesn't protect the vaccinated person from getting sick, the vaccine could help wipe out the disease from entire geographic regions.

Guest:

Owen Rennert, M.D., scientific director of the Division of Intramural Research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Md.