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Study Hints Malaria Vaccine on the Horizon

NPR's Joanne Silberner reports on a new study that suggests scientists could develop a vaccine for malaria in the near future. Malaria is one of the world's most deadly parasitical diseases, especially in Africa, where a vaccine to prevent the illness could save millions of lives.

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Joanne Silberner is a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio. She covers medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace.