Cuba excels with vaccine projects
Cuba disposes of great vaccine projects for the treatment of several diseases, indicated Lilia Maria Ortega Gonzalez from the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri (IPK), of this capital.
The scientist spoke of vaccine projects against bacteria that produces diseases like dengue and others to fight AIDS, cholera and hepatitis C.
There is also a vaccine that fights hepatitis B, she told Prensa Latina in the Congress of Internal Medicine MEDINTERN 2006, in session in this capital until Friday.
In Cuba, great achievements have been obtained regarding development, elaboration and production of vaccines like the one to fight hepatitis B.
Nowadays, there are no cases less than 15 years old suffering from this disease.
Besides the production of vaccines, interferon is made to combat infectious and non infectious diseases with a very positive impact on survival.