Wave header image graphic banner
Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.1 W201AO Greenville 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
US

First vaccine to treat malaria — or any parasitic disease — gives epidemiologists hope

A biologist examines a mosquito. (Rick Bowmer/AP)
A biologist examines a mosquito. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

World Health Organization malaria expert Dr. Mary Hamel and Dr. Kwame Amponsa-Achiano of Ghana’s Health Service join Here & Now‘s Scott Tong to discuss hopes for GlaxoSmithKline’s Mosquirix, which is not just the first vaccine to treat malaria, it’s also the first developed to treat any parasitic disease.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

US