alexa A vaccine against coccidioidomycosis is justified and attainable.


Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

Author(s): Cole GT, Xue JM, Okeke CN, Tarcha EJ, Basrur V,

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Abstract Coccidioides is a fungal pathogen of humans which can cause a life-threatening respiratory disease in immunocompetent individuals. Recurrent epidemics of coccidioidal infections in Southwestern United States has raised the specter of awareness of this soil-borne microbe, particularly among residents of Arizona and Southern California, and has galvanized research efforts to develop a human vaccine against coccidioidomycosis. In this review, we discuss the rationale for such a vaccine, examine the features of host innate and acquired immune response to Coccidioides infection, describe strategies used to identify and evaluate vaccine candidates, and provide an update on progress toward development of a vaccine against this endemic pathogen.
This article was published in Med Mycol and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

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