Vaccination against tuberculosis
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Published by World Health Organization in Geneva .
Written in English


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SeriesWorld Health Organization technical report series -- 651., Technical report series (World Health Organization) -- 651.
ContributionsWorld Health Organization., Indian Council of Medical Research., Scientific Group on Vaccination against Tuberculosis (1980 : New Delhi, India)
The Physical Object
Pagination21 p. ;
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15192286M
ISBN 109241206519

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  BCG is a vaccine for TB. This vaccine is not widely used in the United States, but it is often given to infants and small children in other countries where TB is common. BCG vaccine does not always protect people from getting TB. If you were vaccinated with BCG, you may have a positive reaction to a TB skin test. In countries with high rates of TB infection, infants are often given the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine, or BCG. Doctors in the U.S. don’t generally recommend it because TB isn’t a. BCG vaccination in infants provides greater than 70% protection against severe forms of tuberculosis disease in young children. This includes miliary tuberculosis and tuberculosis meningitis. In adults. The efficacy of BCG vaccine against pulmonary disease in adults is less consistent, and has ranged from no protection to 80% in. The BCG vaccine has been in use since Many researchers are working to develop a more effective tuberculosis vaccine. The hope is to develop a vaccine that prevents infection with tuberculosis, which would reduce the great burden of disease global and also reduce transmission of the TB bacteria. Vaccination Recommendations.

The vaccine is 70 to 80% effective against the most severe forms of TB, such as TB meningitis in children. It's less effective in preventing respiratory disease, which is the more common form of TB in adults. Read the patient information leaflet for BCG AJV vaccine (PDF, kb) Read the answers to common questions about the BCG TB vaccine. The main use of BCG is for vaccination against vaccine can be administered after birth intradermally. BCG vaccination can cause a false positive Mantoux test, although a very high-grade reading is usually due to active disease.. The most controversial aspect of BCG is the variable efficacy found in different clinical trials, which appears to depend on geography.   For decades, scientists have worked diligently to develop a more effective vaccine against tuberculosis, but their efforts have been only partially successful – and new research explains why. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide. About 2 billion people are infected with the bacteria that causes.   Twenty new vaccines against TB have entered clinical trials ().The vaccines fall into three categories, , , Whole cell vaccines, where a live attenuated (weakened) bacterium, or an inactivated (killed) whole bacterium, or a lysate of the whole bacterium (fragments after the bacterium has been broken up) is used for vaccination.

Since TB is increasing in the United States, why isn't the vaccine recommended for everyone at risk of catching the disease? The TB vaccine is good at protecting against the severe form of disease found in young children (called "miliary" TB), but it is not as good at protecting against the lung infection commonly found in adolescents and adults. Adult tuberculosis (TB) is the main cause of TB epidemic and death. The infection results mainly by endogenous reactivation of latent TB infection and secondarily transmitted by exogenous infection. There is no vaccine for adult TB. To this end, we first chose antigens from a potential antigenic res . Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer among all infectious diseases worldwide despite extensive use of the Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine. A safer and more effective vaccine than BCG is urgently required. More than a dozen TB vaccine candidates are under active evaluation in clinical trials aimed to prevent infection, disease, and recurrence.   M72/AS01 candidate tuberculosis vaccine. Recently, an investigational TB vaccine candidate (M72/AS01E) was found to be significantly protective against TB disease in a Phase IIb trial conducted in Kenya, South Africa and Zambia, in individuals with evidence of latent tuberculosis .