TB vaccine is better inhaled

March 13th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by admin  


Washington, March 13 (IANS) An aerosol version of the common TB vaccine offers enhanced protection against the disease than a comparable dose of the injected vaccine, a new study has found. The aerosol vaccine, being developed under a collaboration between Harvard University and Medicine in Need (MEND), offers hope to millions of afflicted people with a low-cost, needle-free treatment that is also highly stable at room temperature.

The latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences carries a report on the new vaccine.

Administered to 100 million infants annually, the current Bacillus Calmette-Gu

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