Study: Antibiotics can induce immunity against malaria

07/15/2010 | Reuters

An international team of researchers found that administering a cocktail of antibiotics in healthy mice triggered a vaccinelike immunity against malaria. The researchers are looking to conduct trials to apply the technique in people. "If successful, periodic administration of antibiotics in high-risk population groups, such as young children, may prove to be a valuable tool for controlling or eliminating malaria in regions of high transmission," the researchers said.

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