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Good News (Wednesday) About a Killer

No, not the manhunt for suspected murderer Brian Laundrie; this is about a development that could save millions of lives.

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has just endorsed the first-ever vaccine for malaria, which is especially lethal in sub-Saharan Africa.

Malaria is one of the oldest and deadliest infectious diseases, killing about half a million people each year, including 260,000 children under age 5.

The new vaccine isn’t just a first for malaria; it’s the first one developed for any parasitic disease. Mosquitos, be warned!

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