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Episode 3- Indigenous Leprosy vaccine and its implications

Episode 3- Indigenous Leprosy vaccine and its implications

Recording Time: 2nd September, 2016; 8:00 pm IST

Topic: Indigenous Leprosy vaccine and its implications

Episode Highlights:

  1. Leprosy- Basic biology
  2. Statistics of Leprosy-
    • Brief History
    • Global Statistics
  3. Why do we need a Leprosy vaccine ?
  4. Logic of using Mycobacterium indicus pranii (MIP) for making a vaccine
  5. Current status of Indigenously developed Leprosy vaccine

References and links:

  1. Leprosy. An Update. http://www.actasdermo.org/en/leprosy-an-update-definition-pathogenesis/articulo/S1578219013001431/
  2. Leprosy: An Overview of Pathophysiology. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ipid/2012/181089/
  3. Yadava A et al. T-Cell Responses to Fractionated Antigens of Mycobacterium w, a Candidate Anti-Leprosy Vaccine, in Leprosy Patients. Scand J Immunol. 1991;34(1):23-31.
  4. Sharma et al. Immunoprophylactic effects of the anti-leprosy Mw vaccine in household contacts of leprosy patients: clinical field trials with a follow up of 8-10 years. Lepr Rev. 2005 Jun;76(2):127-43
Updated: September 12, 2016 — 9:18 pm

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