Do pre-erythrocytic vaccines prevent malaria illness and infection? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, February 2008.

Abstract

Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.

This Evidence Update is adapted from Graves P, Gelband H. Vaccines for preventing malaria (pre-erythrocytic). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006198.

One vaccine (RTS,S) shows promise, but further trials are needed to confirm the benefits. There is not enough evidence to assess the effectiveness of three other pre-erythrocytic vaccines.

Citation

Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp.

Do pre-erythrocytic vaccines prevent malaria illness and infection? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, February 2008.

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