New mRNA vaccines highly effective in reducing malaria infection, transmission: Study

Updated: Dec 1 2022 5:19PM

Washington, Dec 1 (PTI) Scientists have developed two mRNA vaccine candidates that were highly effective in reducing both malaria infection and transmission in animal studies.

The team from George Washington University, US, also found that the two vaccines induced a powerful immune response regardless of whether they were given individually or in combination.

The mRNA vaccines work by introducing a piece of messenger RNA -- RNA that is necessary for protein production -- which corresponds to a viral protein.