Canadian researchers discovered mice treated with an experimental vaccine in the form of nasal spray waged against an infected mouse that is variant to chlamydia faster .The laboratory mice also created fewer bacteria that could carry on the disease, and were less likely to get damaged fallopian tubes as a result of the infection spreading.
What is Chlamydia ?How can it effect your health? Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most common STIs in the UK, with more than 200,000 cases reported in 2015.It can be treated with antibiotics, but the infection can spread around the body and lead to long-term health problems, including infertility, if left untreated.
Most don’t know they are infected as it is a silent diseease. chlamydia as it doesn’t always cause symptoms. This means they don’t get treated, and may pass the infection on to partners.A vaccine that prevented infection or helped the body clear the bacteria quickly would help slow the spread of the disease, but was also possible to prevent infertility.
Many attempts to create a vaccine since 1957 havenot been successful because of the rapid resistance of chlamydia to the vaccine, or unwanted side effects would occur.Sometimes the response to chlamydia infection would get worse. Even though research in animals is a necessary early stage in the development of many vaccines and medicines, unfortunately what works in mice does not always have the same favoring effect in humans.
A study was carried out by researchers from MG DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University and St Joseph’s Healthcare, all in Canada, has a vaccine may turn out to be effective, but it could become one of the many failed vaccine candidates seen over the years,This is just a small study in just 20 specially bred laboratory mice, and involved a type of chlamydia (Chlamydia muridarum) only mice get.Much more work will be needed to see whether this experiment can be successfully repeated, and whether the vaccine is safe for use in humans, before we can even look at whether it is effective in preventing Chlamydia trachomatis in humans.