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Aussie Scientists Report First Vaccine For Rheumatic Fever

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Australian researchers report creating the first vaccine for rheumatic fever, with human trials expected to begin next year. The Queensland Institute of Medical Research scientists said animal studies have shown the vaccine to be effective in blocking the disease, caused by the streptococcus A bacteria also responsible for strep throat and rheumatic heart disease. Australia has the largest rates of rheumatic fever and heart disease infections. (Click here for more



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