Why do malaria vaccines not offer long-term protection?


Time : 23rd of June 2022 12:05:36 PM
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A study explains that the T helper cells exclusively react with the protein sequence of administered malaria vaccine strain and do not show any cross-reactivity with the other naturally occurring pathogen variants. Thus, the natural infections with different variants offer little protection against malaria, and the vaccination effect lasts only for a short time.

  DKFZ