tuberculosis vaccines

Administrador de iihema.fmed.uba.ar postmast at iihema.fmed.uba.ar
Fri Apr 19 23:51:43 EST 1996


Charles Maples <charma at u.washington.edu> wrote:

>Hello.  Does anyone in the group know which labs or schools are doing work
>on the development of vaccines against M. tuberculosis?
>Thanks,
>Charles
>charma at u.washington.edu

There's been a vaccine against tuberculosis around for ages.  It is a live
vaccine with a strain of M. Bovis (called Calmette-Guerin or BCG). Vaccination
at birth is mandatory in some countries where tuberculosis is a severe public
health problem.  Although it is very effective preventing life threatening
forms of the disease like meningitis, it isn't so good against pulmonar
tuberculosis.
Is this what you wanted to know?

Facundo Garcia Bournissen.
postmast at iihema.fmed.uba.ar



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