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Experts in Africa Optimistic on Potential Malaria Vaccine

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October 8, 2013
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Experts in Africa, the continent worst-hit by malaria, reacted with optimism but also caution on Tuesday at hopes that the first vaccine against the killer disease may soon reach the market.


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