Development of Leishmania vaccines in the era of visceral leishmaniasis elimination.

@article{Engwerda2015DevelopmentOL,
  title={Development of Leishmania vaccines in the era of visceral leishmaniasis elimination.},
  author={Christian R Engwerda and Greg Matlashewski},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2015},
  volume={109 7},
  pages={423-4}
}
A visceral leishmaniasis (VL) elimination target set for the Indian subcontinent in 2005 is being met in many endemic areas without a vaccine. This begs a question: is a VL vaccine needed if elimination targets can be met with current control programs? Here, we argue that a vaccine will be critical if the success of recent VL control efforts are to be sustained. However, not only do we require a safe and effective vaccine, but we also need to know how this should be used for maximum impact. In… CONTINUE READING
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