Australia to test tuberculosis vaccine

Posted Friday 27 March 2020 to 06: 18                                                                                                                                                                             A team of Australian researchers announced Friday that they have undertaken to test on a large scale a vaccine used for decades against tuberculosis. The BCG test will involve a total of some 4000 caregivers in Australian hospitals to verify its ability to reduce symptoms of Covid – 19, the researchers said. Murdoch Institute in Melbourne. “Although originally developed for tuberculosis and still administered to over 130 million newborns each year, BCG also boosts the immune capabilities of base of the organism, by helping it to respond to germs with more force “, specified these researchers in a press release. Read also: Research in working order against the coronavirus” We hope to see a reduction in the frequency and the severity of the symptoms of Covid – 19 of the personnel having been vaccinated with BCG, “explained the head of this research team, Nigel Curtis. Similar tests will also be conducted in other countries such as the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. me, trained dogs for coronavirus The use of trained dogs should help identify sick people to help curb the spread of the disease, announced Friday the association Medical Detection Dogs, which works with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the University of Durham. The three partners “have started preparations to train dogs intensively so that they are ready in six weeks to provide a quick, non-invasive diagnosis by the end of the epidemic. ” They also contacted the government to explain how man’s best friend could be a valuable ally in the fight against the pandemic. The association, which has already trained canines to detect diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease and bacterial infections, explains that the process would be the same to teach dogs to spot the Covid – 19. This will involve sniffing samples and teaching them to report when they find it. Dogs are also able to detect subtle changes in skin temperature, and could potentially indicate if someone has a fever.                                                                                                                     
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