Vaccine Nation

Vaccine Nation reports on the HOOKVAC Consortium and the first-ever testing of a human hookworm vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa.

"Commonly found in Africa, Asia and Latin America, hookworm is an intestinal parasite which, if left untreated, can cause severe intestinal bleeding and in turn lead to iron-deficiency anaemia and protein malnutrition. Although the parasite affects up to 740 million people worldwide, no vaccine currently exists."

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