Thesis / Dissertation

Developing vaccines to prevent mycobacterial infections

Kirstie Maree Mangas, Timothy Stinear (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of disease by an infectious agent. It is the most common mycobacterial disease of humans, followed by leprosy and Buruli ulcer. TB is caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). TB affects people in every part of the world, predominantly throughout Asia (especially India and China) and Africa. Roughly one-quarter of the world’s population is latently infected with MTB. Asymptomatically infected people carry an approximate 10% risk of developing active disease. In 2018, there were an estimated 10 million new cases of TB and 1.45 million associated deaths. TB is treatable however it requires six months of combination antibiotic therapy. Burul..

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