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The effect of current Schistosoma mansoni infection on the immunogenicity of a candidate TB vaccine, MVA85A, in BCG-vaccinated adolescents: An open-label trial

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Introduction
Helminth infection may affect vaccine immunogenicity and efficacy. Adolescents, a target population for tuberculosis booster vaccines, often have a high helminth burden. We investigated effects of Schistosoma mansoni (Sm) on the immunogenicity and safety of MVA85A, a model candidate tuberculosis vaccine, in BCG-vaccinated Ugandan adolescents.

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In this phase II open label trial we enrolled 36 healthy, previously BCG-vaccinated adolescents, 18 with no ...

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0005440

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Nassanga, B More by this author
Nalwoga, A More by this author
Kabagenyi, J More by this author
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(FP7/2007-2013) EC-GA No 241642
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095778; 095780/Z/11/Z
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
5
Pages:
e0005440
Publication date:
2017-05-04
Acceptance date:
2017-02-27
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1935-2735
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pubs:695681
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uri:e78a5cdb-14dd-4e28-ae90-45473a7f981e
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uuid:e78a5cdb-14dd-4e28-ae90-45473a7f981e
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pubs:695681

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