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Tummy worms affect TB vaccine

11 September 2012

HYDERABAD: The age-old advice to regularly get children and adults dewormed has now got some solid scientific backing. An Indian research team have found that the presence of worms in the stomach makes tuberculosis vaccinations relatively ineffective.

……….Scientists from the Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, said infections with parasitic worms interfere with the BCG vaccine and render it less effective. The research report, highlighting reasons for the failure of the BCG vaccine was published in the latest issue of scientific journal Trends in Molecular Medicine…….

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/hyderabad/tummy-worms-affect-tb-vaccine-123

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Written by csirindia

September 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

Posted in IMTECH

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