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Tuberculosis vaccines: Beyond bacilli Calmette-Guérin

Abstract:

Tuberculosis (TB) disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) remains one of the leading infectious causes of death and disease throughout the world. The only licensed vaccine, Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Gue ́rin (BCG) confers highly variable protection against pulmonary disease. An effective vaccination regimen would be the most efficient way to control the epidemic. However, BCG does confer consistent and reliable protection against disseminated disease in childhood, and ...

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10.1098/rstb.2011.0097

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Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume:
366
Issue:
1579
Pages:
2782-2789
Publication date:
2011-10-12
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:e9a24052-eb1e-4a24-a42e-0144c35b24e1
Source identifiers:
179754
Local pid:
pubs:179754

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