Animal models of tuberculosis for vaccine development.

  title={Animal models of tuberculosis for vaccine development.},
  author={Umesh Datta Gupta and Vishwa Mohan Katoch},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  volume={129 1},
Animal models for testing different vaccine candidates have been developed since a long time for studying tuberculosis. Mice, guinea pigs and rabbits are animals most frequently used. Each model has its own merits for studying human tuberculosis, and none completely mimics the human disease. Different animal models are being used depending upon the availability of the space, trained manpower as well as other resources. Efforts should continue to develop a vaccine which can replace/outperform… CONTINUE READING

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