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Recent progress in the development of a new vaccine against tuberculosis

Delogu, Giuseppe and Pusceddu, Cinzia and Zanetti, Stefania Anna Lucia and Fadda, Giovanni (2003) Recent progress in the development of a new vaccine against tuberculosis. L'Igiene moderna, Vol. 119 (3), p. 161-168. ISSN 0019-1655. Article.

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Abstract

Tuberculosis is still among the major causes of death due to a single infectious agent. Most of the TB cases are confined in developing countries, although the last two decades saw an increase of the TB cases even in industrialized countries. The development of a new and more effective vaccines would provide a powerful tool in the fight against this ancient human scourge. In this commentary, the problems associated with the development of a new vaccine are discussed.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:2899
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:BCG, tuberculosis, vaccine
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/07 Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze biomediche
Publisher:E.J.E. Publisher
ISSN:0019-1655
Deposited On:03 Sep 2009 09:17

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