Anti-tuberculosis vaccine BCG could prevent multiple sclerosis, early research suggests. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a live vaccine made up of a weakened strain of Mycobacterium bovis, a bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) in cattle.
A small-scale study by researchers at the Sapienza University of Rome has raised hopes that the disease can be warded off when early symptoms appear.
More research is needed before the BCG vaccine can be trialled on MS patients.
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