Tuberculosis (TB) bacteria can be transmitted when someone with active TB in their lungs coughs or sneezes. People whose immune system is keeping TB under control (latent TB) can take a course of medication known as isoniazid preventive therapy in order to reduce their risk of developing active TB disease. Research is ongoing into a vaccine that could be given to people with latent TB.

TB transmission and prevention: latest news

TB transmission and prevention news from aidsmap

  • TB vaccine halves risk of disease in people with latent TB

    A vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) reduced the risk of developing active TB in HIV-negative people with latent TB infection by 54% in a large phase 2b study published last month in The New England Journal of Medicine. TB is ...

    10 October 2018 | Keith Alcorn
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