Updated: 10/08/2013 6:51 AM
Created: 10/08/2013 6:35 AM WHEC.com
The world's first vaccine against malaria could go into production in the next two years.
Researchers say that after 18 months of trials the new drug cut cases of malaria in small children almost in half.
British drug maker Glaxo-Smith-Kline will submit an application to the European Medicines Agency in 2014 and the UN health agency says it may recommend using the new vaccine as early as 2015, if it's given a passing grade.
Malaria, a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, kills hundreds of thousands of people a year, mainly infants and children in developing African countries.