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New drug vs STDs shows promise

PARIS: The first chlamydia vaccine encouragingly triggered an immune response in women during preliminary clinical trials and was found to be safe, researchers said Tuesday. Further trials, starting later this year, will show whether the vaccine actually protects against the sexually transmitted disease (STD), they reported in The Lancet, a medical journal. “A vaccine for prevention of Chlamydia infection would have enormous public health and economic impact,” commented University of South Carolina professor Toni Darville, who did not contribute to the research.


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