Monday 9 March
Dorothy Jones Lecture Series - 'Global Progress in TB Vaccine Development'
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm, followed by refreshments in the foyer
Venue: Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1
Speaker is Professor Helen McShane, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University. Nearly 100 years ago scientists developed a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB).
Today, there are 10 million new cases worldwide and 1.6 million deaths from the disease every year. Increasingly, these cases are becoming difficult to treat as the bug that causes the disease can be resistant to antibiotics.
However, several new TB vaccines are under development and there is growing optimism that a new vaccine will emerge, says Helen McShane, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University. This could save millions of lives, but more work is needed to reassure the general public that vaccines are safe and effective.
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