Developed a new vaccine against tuberculosis


Разработана новая вакцина от туберкулеза

Experts have created a new highly effective vaccine for tuberculosis, which can be used by people of all ages. One-time use of a unique vaccine-spray, say the authors, gives lifelong protection from the disease.

At the moment the only vaccine against TB is BCG, which can only be used for children. She also does not have absolute protection. Plus, the BCG vaccine can be used during weakened immunity.

A new vaccine is ready, but before use in practice, it must pass certain tests. Currently the authors are testing a new product in the rodent experiments have shown that inhalation of the spray helps to stimulate the activity of immune cells, which destroy the tubercle Bacillus.

Tuberculosis even in the modern world and with huge opportunities in medicine takes 1.6 million lives annually. At the same time, about a quarter of the world population are carriers of latent tuberculosis, so the scale of the challenge should not be underestimated. According to scientists, the new vaccine, developed by experts from Australia, will help the planet to defeat the TB epidemic.


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