Tuberculosis Vaccine Trial Disappoints


The first tuberculosis (TB) vaccine to be tested for efficacy in infants in more than 40 years has proved ineffective as a TB booster shot.
  • South Africa:  TB Vaccine Trial Disappoints

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 5 February 2013

    The first tuberculosis (TB) vaccine to be tested for efficacy in infants in more than 40 years has proved ineffective as a TB booster shot, but it may have laid the groundwork for ... read more »

More TB vaccines are in the pipeline (file photo).

  • Africa:  Data Published for Historic Tuberculosis Vaccine Candidate Trial

    Aeras, 4 February 2013

    Data were published in The Lancet today from a Phase IIb clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of MVA85A in preventing tuberculosis (TB) in infants. MVA85A is a TB ... read more »

  • South Africa:  TB Vaccine Fails

    Health-e, 4 February 2013

    A critical anti-tuberculosis (TB) candidate vaccine tried in infants, has failed in trials. The MVA85A vaccine candidate was found to be safe and well tolerated, but ineffective in ... read more »