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IDSA 2011: Dr. Christian Loucq on Successful Initial Results of a Malaria Vaccine Trial [Podcast]

BOSTON, MA—In this interview at the annual conference of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Christian Loucq, MD, director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, discusses promising initial results of a Phase III trial of the experimental malaria vaccine RTS,S.


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Review by a German commission also found major benefits in patients who had not responded to prior treatment with other medications.