According to the researchers, this vaccine will help prevent fatal diseases and other complications that may be brought about or triggered by Malaria.
In the past, the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as other scientists believes that there is no such thing as a 100 percent effective vaccine for Malaria, at least for now.
The WHO believes that all treatments made available in the past are only 80 percent effective.
According to Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases located in Bethesda, Maryland, it is very difficult to claim that a certain vaccine is 100% effective because they have not gotten anywhere near this level of efficacy.
But the recent discovery surprised everyone.
The newest Malaria vaccine called PfSPZ is made from weakened sprozoites (SPZ), a form of Malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) when it is still in its initial infectious state.
Although the parasite itself is weakened, it is still believed to be in its whole form, thus invoking an immune response.
The research studied six human subjects who were each given five intravenous doses of PfSPZ. They were all 100% protected from Malaria when they were later bitten by infectious mosquitoes.
Five of the six unvaccinated control participants and three of nine who were only given four doses developed Malaria later on.
According to reports, Malaria vaccines that were tested before only contained few of the parasite’s proteins.
Stephen Hoffman, head of the Maryland developing firm in Sanaria tested the new vaccine using the whole sporozoite.
Results showed more effective treatments for Malaria but Hoffman and colleagues believe that there is still a need to retest the study to ensure that results would be the same.
Source: Parent Herald