Scientists in Canada, have been researching a vaccine against Chlamydia. The vaccine decreases the speed at which the infection replicates in the body. The vaccine is not likely to be tested in humans for some years. Chlamydia can cause long term damage to the reproductive system and lead to infertility if not treated.
The Scientists at McMaster University in Ontario have developed a vaccine trialled in mice, and administered through the nose. The study found that when the mouse were later given chlamydia, the bacteria did not grow as quickly as expected, and there was less damage to their reproductive organs.
There were over 200,000 new cases of Chlamydia in England along in 2015. The vaccine would help to reduce the spread of the infection.
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