Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 29th, 2006
"The persistence of amebiasis as a global health problem, despite the availability of effective treatment, has led to the search for vaccines to prevent this deadly disease. Recent clinical studies suggest that mucosal immunity could provide some protection against recurrent intestinal infection with E. histolytica, but there is contradictory evidence about protective immunity after amebic liver abscess. Progress in vaccine development has been facilitated by new animal models that allow better testing of potential vaccine candidates and by the...
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