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Researchers Find How Tuberculosis Bacterium Evades Detection By Immune System

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July 16, 2001
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Case Western Reserve University
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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the scourges of humans, infecting about one-third of the world's population, or two billion people. It kills an estimated eight million people annually. And while a vaccine exists for children, an effective vaccine for adults remains elusive. A new study published in the July 15 issue of the "Journal of Immunology" may unlock a door in the search for a vaccine.

CLEVELAND -- Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the scourges of humans, infecting about one-third of the world's population, or two billion people. It kills an estimated eight million people annually. And while a vaccine exists for children, an effective vaccine for adults remains elusive.


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