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Potential Chagas vaccine candidate shows unprecedented efficacy

Science Daily, March 26, 2013

Scientists are getting closer to a Chagas disease vaccine, something many believed impossible only 10 years ago. Research from the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at UTMB has resulted in a safe vaccine candidate that is simple to produce and shows a greater than 90 percent protection rate against chronic infection in mice. “This signals a scientific breakthrough — unprecedented vaccine efficacy for a common parasitic disease with no cure for chronic sufferers,” said lead author Nisha Garg.


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