Tuberculosis vaccine development at a divide.

  title={Tuberculosis vaccine development at a divide.},
  author={Stefan H. E. Kaufmann},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={20 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health threat that will only be defeated by a combination of better drugs, diagnostics and vaccines. The only licensed TB vaccine, bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), protects against extrapulmonary TB in infants. RECENT FINDINGS Novel vaccine candidates that could protect against pulmonary TB either in TB naïve or in latent TB-infected healthy individuals have been developed and are currently being assessed in clinical trials. Subunit booster… CONTINUE READING
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