tuberculosis vaccine


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BCG vac·cine

a suspension of an attenuated strain (bacillus Calmette-Guérin) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, bovine type, which is inoculated into the skin for tuberculosis prophylaxis.
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An adult zebrafish model for preclinical tuberculosis vaccine development.
[34] World Health Organization, Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals: Tuberculosis vaccine development, http://www.who .int/immunization/research/development/tuberculosis/en/.
Tuberculosis vaccines. In: Plotkin SA, Orenstein WA, Offit PA, editors.
South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IIDMM); and School of Child and Adolescent Health, Facutly of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
"There are 12 different vaccines in clinical trials, but this is the most advanced," said Michele Tameris who manages the trial at the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) site.
Some of the other ideas to get the foundation's support this year include a tuberculosis vaccine that can be delivered in a traditional Asian bean dish, a mobile phone tool to identify complications for community health workers caring for pregnant women and newborns and solarpowered therapeutic blankets of light for newborns suffering from jaundice.
A tuberculosis vaccine that is given to about 75 percent of newborns worldwide puts HIV-positive babies at risk of contracting a deadly strain of TB, according to a study in the July Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
ISLAMABAD, July 02, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The World Health Organisation says a study has shown that babies with HIV could die if given a standard tuberculosis vaccine. WHO says a three-year study in South Africa found babies born with HIV had a higher risk of contracting a deadly form of TB if given the widely used BCG vaccine, BBC Radio reported.
At a conference, she met a UMD faculty member, which led to her hire in January 2008 to do tuberculosis vaccine research.
These collaborations include amongst others the development of a tuberculosis vaccine in Phase I clinical trials, which has been partnered with the Danish Statens Serum Institut and Sanofi Pasteur.
(11.) Kaufmann SHE Is development of tuberculosis vaccine possible.

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