Research raises hopes for gonorrhea vaccine

Evidence from a mass vaccination campaign for an outbreak of bacterial meningitis in New Zealand had unexpected results.

Researchers, including co-author Steven Black, MD, of Cincinnati Children’s, found the vaccine reduced rates of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease, according to a study published recently in the journal The Lancet.

It is the first time a vaccine has shown any protection against gonorrhea.

You can read more about this research study by clicking on CNN.com.

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