Worms May Hold Answers to Curbing Disease in Developing World

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A parasitic worm in the small intestine is surrounded by immune system cells. 

Why are malaria, tuberculosis and hepatitis so prevalent in developing nations?  Any why are most vaccines against these pathogens so ineffective?

Two Rutgers New Jersey Medical School scientists believe they may have found an answer in parasitic intestinal worms – which infect more than 1.5 billion people worldwide and can weaken the immune system’s ability to fend off disease, rendering vaccines less …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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