Driving a Stake Into Resurgent TB

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Science  13 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5528, pp. 234-235
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5528.234

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Eighty years after the first tuberculosis vaccine was developed from a bovine cousin of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes the disease, its efficacy has come into question. Health leaders have been saying they need a new vaccine; now a fascinating conjunction of events has led to trials of at least five new TB vaccines. But who will pay for them?