Experimental vaccine fails to protect babies against TB

02/4/2013 | Medical News Today

The MVA85A vaccine has been developed to boost the immune responses of the Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine against tuberculosis, but a trial in South Africa found that the experimental vaccine was not as effective in babies as it has been shown to be in adults. The vaccine's efficacy rate of 17.3% was not statistically significant, researchers reported in The Lancet.

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