ICMR launches TB vaccine trial

ICMR launches TB vaccine trial
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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched a vaccine trial to prevent the occurrence of tuberculosis (TB) among close contacts of a TB patient. The study would enroll over 12,000 healthy household contacts of sputum smear-positive TB cases that are at high risk of contracting the disease, from seven sites in six states -- Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. This is the first-ever government conducted vaccine trial after the BCG vaccine trial that was undertaken decades ago.

Reuters

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