Development of Mycobacterium tuberculosis attenuated strains as live vaccine candidates for tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused mainly by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The World Health Organization estimates that 8.6 million new TB cases occurred in 2012, resulting in 1.3 million deaths [1]. TB is the second leading cause of death caused by an infectious disease worldwide after immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Despite the… CONTINUE READING