It’s been over a century since the Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG) was first used in cattle. After initial widespread use, the practice was replaced with a test and cull approach halfway through the 20th century. However, the emergence of wildlife reservoirs of TB and the recognition that test and cull strategies are not possible in many countries has led scientists to re-evaluate the use of BCG in animals.
In this talk, Professor Michele Miller and Professor Glyn Hewinson will discuss why effective vaccine programmes for animals are essential to the health and wellbeing of humans and the challenges that we still face in making such programmes a reality.
The VALIDATE Network is hosted by the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine at the Jenner Institute, Oxford University .