Do vaccines targeting the blood-stage of the malaria parasite prevent malaria infection and illness? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, February 2008.
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 (blood-stage). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006199. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006199
Blood-stage vaccines show promise, but require further development.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp.