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Possible new vaccine fights malaria throughout its life cycle

WASHINGTON -- A team of researchers has discovered a possible new way to vaccinate against malaria, one of the world's biggest killers. Malaria kills up to 3 million people a year and sickens another 300 million. Creating a vaccine is crucial because the parasite has begun developing resistance to drugs used to treat malaria, and even mosquitos that spread the disease are withstanding pesticides. But finding a malaria vaccine has proved exceptionally difficult, and testing in 1997 concluded the candidate long thought the best hope was actually worthless.
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