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Vaccine against MAC?

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Dec 20, 2020 | Replies (50)

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@sueinmn

There has been some recent research about a vaccine for MAC that sounds promising. I cannot post the links from my phone, but Google mycobabterium avium complex vaccine and look for articles from 2019.
Probably the biggest issue is that ours is something of an "orphan" only affecting about .1% of the population and not contagious, so not a very high priority.
Let us know of you learn anything new from your doc @irene5 .
Sue

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Ok – thank you Sue. And I will. Irene

@sueinmn Good morning Sue. I had quite a lengthy discussion with my pulmonologist at UMASS on Friday. I brought the research article with me that @bolso1 had referenced. What I gleaned from our conversation is that while it is good research, it is missing a next step which would be to see if humans would develop the same antibodies as the mice. Unfortunately, a vaccine would not help those of us who are already diagnosed/struggling with MAC infection. irene5