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Hope in the Tuberculosis Pipeline III: Vaccines

Hope in the Tuberculosis Pipeline III: Vaccines

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Peg Willingham, Aeras, presents on current TB vaccine research.
Peg Willingham, Aeras, presents on current TB vaccine research.

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Published by: National Press Foundation on Dec 01, 2010
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Hope in the TB Pipeline II: Vaccines
Peg Willingham
 Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation
J2J Lung Health Media Training
41st Union World Conference on Lung Health
Berlin, Germany12 November 2010
 
AERAS GLOBAL TB VACCINE FOUNDATION
Ex
isting TB Vaccine Ineffective
BCG unreliable against pulmonary TB, whichaccounts for most TB disease worldwide
BCG is not know to protect against latent TB
BCG is not recommended for use in infantsinfected with HIV -increased risk for severeBCG-related complications
D
espite wide use, BCG has had no apparentimpact on the growing global TB epidemic
BCG does reduce risk of severe pediatric TBdisease, so it should continue to be useduntil a better TB vaccine is available
BCG introduced in 1921
 
AERAS GLOBAL TB VACCINE FOUNDATION
Tuberculosis: TB Vaccine TooDangerous for Babies With AIDSVirus, Study Says
uly 2, 2009
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The vaccine against tuberculosis thatis routinely given to 75 percent of the world¶sinfants is too risky to give to those born infectedwith the AI
DS
virus, says a new study publishedby the World Health Organization. Itrecommended that vaccination be delayed untilbabies can be tested.

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