Second-generation vaccines against Leishmaniasis

Report of the Fourth TDR/IDRI Meeting on Second-Generation Vaccines against Leishmaniasis, 1-3 May 2001, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico
By E. Dumonteil, D. McMahon-Pratt and V.L. Price

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Publication details

Publication date: 2001
WHO reference number: TDR/PRD/LEISH/ VAC/01.1
Number of pages: 13
Languages: English

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Summary

In 1996, TDR organized a comparative study of nine recombinant antigens that showed promise for use in vaccines against leishmaniasis. The purpose of the 4th TDR/IDRI Meeting on Second-Generation Vaccines against Leishmaniasis, was to evaluate the results of these studies, and discuss current trends in Leishmania vaccine development. 

This report presents results and conclusions from the comparative study, gives summaries of current research being conducted in laboratories worldwide, and outlines conclusions and recommendations arising from the meeting.