An Edible Vaccine Coming Soon

Australian scientists are on the verge of a breakthrough in developing a revolutionary vaccine, which can be swallowed with food rather than being injected. Clinical trials led by Nobel Prize winner Dr Barry Marshall have identified certain strains of stomach bacteria, which are safe to use in humans  as  the  basis  for  edible  vaccines. Marshall and his team will apply for approval to trial their first edible vaccine containing a bug (a disease-producing microorganism) with a flu vaccine attached to it within a year. For the next trials, the scientists plan to give participants one dose of the edible vaccine, possibly in the form of yoghurt, which Marshall believes is ideal for people to eat as a vaccine.

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