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Global Health

Infectious hope: When getting malaria makes sense

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Now in its 36th year, Seattle BioMed grows its own mosquitoes, investigates malaria in mouse models, runs a series of research labs, and recruits volunteers for human trials.

By Cyan James, Humanosphere correspondent

Despite the potential annoyances—hours spent being screened , frequent health checks, irritating bites, painful twice-daily blood draws for weeks, not to mention the slamming headaches and vicious chills of malaria itself—people like Rasberry say being a malaria trials volunteer is worth it.

Read more on Humanosphere.