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Tuberculosis vaccines: progress and challenges.

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An effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccine could have a significant impact on the current TB pandemic. The past decade has seen sustained global investment into reaching this goal; currently there are several promising vaccines in clinical trials. Current strategies include the development of an improved bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine to be given at birth and a booster vaccine to be administered after BCG. Here, we describe the current vaccination strategy and review the main issues in nov...

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10.1016/j.tips.2011.06.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Jenner Institute
Journal:
Trends in pharmacological sciences
Volume:
32
Issue:
10
Pages:
601-606
Publication date:
2011-10-05
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EISSN:
1873-3735
ISSN:
0165-6147
URN:
uuid:d22ef5ff-61cd-4275-b17e-d7bcf8975246
Source identifiers:
167566
Local pid:
pubs:167566

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