Produced the first working vaccine against hepatitis C
Oxford University tested the vaccine against hepatitis C by 41 volunteers, and concluded: vaccine works, reports BBC. According to experts, still they could not develop a vaccine because the virus is constantly changing its shape.
Known that for many years a person can live with the hepatitis C virus without even knowing about it. During this time his liver will deteriorate. According to the WHO, in the world of hepatitis transmitted through blood, suffer 170 million. Until recently, the virus is only able to control with medication, but the disease was incurable.
British experts also decided aiming to influence the internal structure of the virus, rather than on its surface. Professor Paul Klenerman commented: "It is located in a key part of the virus. We modified influenza virus, using the genetic material of hepatitis C. It managed to get the immune system to attack the hepatitis."
Experiments have shown that the vaccine has initiated a powerful immune response, which remained active throughout the year at least, without causing serious side effects. This result allows us to proceed to the second part of the test. In the near future, scientists are going to give the vaccine to people who are at risk of infection with hepatitis C virus p>