New Vaccine Provides Greater Protection than BCG Against Both Tuberculosis and Leprosy

Research headed by UCLA has found that a variation of the BCG vaccine offers stronger protection against the diseases Both tuberculosis and leprosy often occur together, and leprosy usually only occurs in places where tuberculosis occurs. Most infants are vaccinated against the two diseases with the Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccination, which has been used for over a century now. However this …

Researchers to examine whether BCG vaccine combats allergies

Researchers in Australia are about to embark on a trial examining whether the BCG vaccine against TB could also protect against allergic sensitization. The BCG vaccine was phased out of the the Australian immunization schedule three decade ago, and in recent years the country has experienced skyrocketing allergy rates. Melbourne researchers hypothesize that the two could be linked, and will …

Progress in Developing Improved TB Vaccines

Progress in Developing Improved TB Vaccines On Vaccinenation we often discuss the research and development of new vaccines. However, it is equally as important to discuss the research going into improving current vaccines, for example, that of Aeras who are working on improving TB Vaccines. Ann M. Ginsberg, MD, PhD, VP, Scientific Affairs, Aeras joined us at the World Vaccine …