Breakthrough: More effective vaccine for UTI now in the works

UTI vaccine

Researchers say none of the current vaccines is effective.

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What you need to know:

  • In most cases where the bladder was infected with  coli bacteria, the immune system released cells to repair the injured tissue.
  • This leaves very few cells to fight off the attacking bacteria.
  • As a result, the bacteria are never fully cleared.

Urinary tract infections are some of the most common infections. In Kenya, it is estimated nearly half of all women will get urinary tract infections at some point in their lives.


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