A new vaccine raises hopes of someday curbing the tuberculosis epidemic

Two doses cut the disease rate in half for people with a latent TB infection

kid getting BCG vaccine in Malaysia

SHOT TIME  A boy in Malaysia receives the bacille Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, vaccine against tuberculosis, which was introduced in 1921 and can protect children from the disease, but doesn’t work well for adults. A clinical trial reports a new tuberculosis vaccine was effective in adults with latent infections.

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