The prospect of GlaxoSmithKline's malaria vaccine arriving in the next two years has raised hopes for preventing disease in Africa, but more work is needed in other areas. This week brought hope a vaccine can tackle hookworm, but also news that cost is limiting the impact of a vaccine against rabies that could prevent 24,000 deaths a year.
Hookworms are not good things to have--they arrive through the skin and leave via the gut, and while they are around, they lead to malnutrition and blood loss. As I said, not good. The Infectious