There is only one licensed tuberculosis vaccine, a treatment commonly known as BCG that is a century old this year and is effective only in infants. Photo: Shutterstock There is only one licensed tuberculosis vaccine, a treatment commonly known as BCG that is a century old this year and is effective only in infants. Photo: Shutterstock
There is only one licensed tuberculosis vaccine, a treatment commonly known as BCG that is a century old this year and is effective only in infants. Photo: Shutterstock

Drug firms should not forget about tackling TB

  • With vaccines being rapidly rolled out to counter Covid-19, tuberculosis continues to kill around 2 million people a year yet the pharmaceutical industry shows only limited interest

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
There is only one licensed tuberculosis vaccine, a treatment commonly known as BCG that is a century old this year and is effective only in infants. Photo: Shutterstock There is only one licensed tuberculosis vaccine, a treatment commonly known as BCG that is a century old this year and is effective only in infants. Photo: Shutterstock
There is only one licensed tuberculosis vaccine, a treatment commonly known as BCG that is a century old this year and is effective only in infants. Photo: Shutterstock
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