First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection
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Scientists in New Zealand have found a vaccine that could protect against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea. Men B, the vaccine, was originally developed to stop an outbreak of meningitis B and was given to about a million adolescents in New Zealand between 2004 and 2006. It was found that gonorrhoea cases had fallen 31% in those vaccinated and Men B was giving "cross-protection" against gonorrhoea. As per a study of 15,000 young people, published in the Lancet, infections were cut by about a third and protection seemed to last about two years. Even though the mechanism behind this immune response is currently unknown, but it could inform future vaccine development...


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