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Geneva, Switzerland (May 19, 2010) – An article summarizing the need and the current progress of new vaccines against tuberculosis appeared today in the scientific journal, The Lancet, as part of their latest series, which is on tuberculosis.

The search for new TB vaccines received an important boost today when the United States President, George W. Bush, signed into law important legislation to reauthorize the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The historic bipartisan effort marks a significant advance in addressing HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and for the first time calls for US government support for the research and development of new tuberculosis vaccines.

New bill authorizes USAID to fund tuberculosis vaccine research.

Legislation introduced that would significantly expand funding for tuberculosis.