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Free Content Progress in the development of new vaccines against tuberculosis [Leading Article]

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The last few years have seen a re-emergence of interest in developing new vaccines against tuberculosis. The present article briefly reviews progress in this field, which has seen the development of several highly innovative new approaches, including the use of plasmid DNA vector-based vaccines, recombinant and mutant BCG vaccines, and sub-unit vaccines.
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Keywords: BCG; DNA vaccines; animal models; sub-unit vaccines; vaccines

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Mycobacteria Research Laboratories, Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Publication date: 1997-04-01

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  • The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease publishes articles on all aspects of lung health, including public health-related issues such as training programmes, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, epidemiology, intervention studies and health systems research. The IJTLD is dedicated to the continuing education of physicians and health personnel and the dissemination of information on tuberculosis and lung health world-wide.

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