Published in Law and Health Weekly, December 3rd, 2005
According to recent research from Canada and the United States, "Group A streptococcus (GAS) causes illness ranging from uncomplicated pharyngitis to life-threatening necrotizing fasciitis, toxic shock, and rheumatic fever. Attempts to develop an M protein-based vaccine have been hindered by the fact that some M proteins elicit both protective antibodies and antibodies that cross-react with human tissues."
"New molecular techniques have allowed the previous obstacles to be largely overcome. The vaccine is comprised of four recombinant proteins...
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