Spain’s MTBVAC Starts Clinical Trials in India

  • MTBVAC, a genetically modified variant of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is being tested in India. 
  • The trials aim to assess the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of the vaccine. 
  • India’s involvement in the trials is significant as it is a TB hotspot with a significant portion of the global TB burden. 
  • Understanding TB symptoms and transmission is crucial for timely diagnosis and intervention. 
  • Drug resistance poses a challenge to TB control efforts, complicating treatment regimens and exacerbating disease transmission. 
  • Prevention strategies and vaccination efforts are essential for TB transmission prevention. 
  • Collaborative efforts between stakeholders are essential for accelerating vaccine development, expanding access to diagnostics and treatment, and fostering innovations in TB control strategies.
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