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Feb 12, 2002

Feb 12, 2002

Animal study suggests that adding killed spores could improve anthrax vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – An anthrax vaccine made by combining a component of the anthrax toxin with killed anthrax spores has been tested successfully in animals, according to a report in the February issue of Infection and Immunity. The report suggests that a similar vaccine for humans could be safer and more effective than the acellular vaccine now in use.

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