Insight: Revived search for a TB vaccine may be about to pay off

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imyoung wrote:

“The GSK vaccine, called M72, is different in that it relies on an adjuvant – a type of booster that revs up the immune system – coupled with proteins from the TB virus.”

There is no such thing as a TB virus. The cause of the illness is a bacterium, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Like all bacteria, it responded initially quite nicely to specific antibiotics until wide-spread resistance developed.


Feb 01, 2013 10:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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