This is big news, almost on par with the successful development of a vaccine against polio.
About 1 million people die every year from malaria, about 200 million more are sickened. The drive to eradicate the disease has been two centuries in the making and it appears that researchers have finally had a breakthrough with developing a vaccine that could prevent the disease from taking hold.
Researchers caution that the results are preliminary. But if the the tests pan out, the vaccine could save hundreds of thousands of lives.