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Episode #73: Immunization Month: Malaria Clinical Trials

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CAPT Judy Epstein M.D., Director of Clinical Trials, Naval Medical Research Center, U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Program, will discuss the ongoing malaria trials as part of the Naval Medical Research Center. U.S. military forces are at great risk of developing malaria while deployed in endemic areas. In fact, more person-days were lost among U.S. military personnel due to malaria than to bullets during every military campaign fought in malaria-endemic regions during the 20th century. Malaria also is a major threat to non-military travelers, who face this infection as likely the single greatest health risk associated with travel. To address this threat, researchers within the IDD have been investigating methods to control and conquer malaria for more than two decades. This comprehensive research program is at the forefront of malaria research worldwide. The appearance of advertising on this Web site, does not constitute endorsement by the DOD, of the products or services advertised on this site.