Tuberculosis relative could be new vaccine

Injecting modified bacteria related to those which cause tuberculosis could protect against the lung disease, US scientists say.

Experiments on mice showed the injections could completely eliminate tuberculosis bacteria in some cases, Nature Medicine reports.

The only TB vaccine — the BCG jab — is not very effective.

The research is in its early stages and the potential for a human vaccine is unknown, campaign group TB Alert says — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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