Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 17th, 1997
Molecular biologists at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, have created an oral vaccine against botulism. The researchers believe that such a vaccine could be used as a prototype in developing future vaccines for other diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus. Eventually, they say, their discovery may lead to a range of oral vaccines that could be inserted into common foods.
Lance Simpson, Ph.D, professor of medicine, Jefferson Medical College, and director of the Jefferson...
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