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Old meningitis B vaccine 'may also protect against gonorrhoea'

Conclusion This large study found an association between having the MeNZB vaccine and a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with gonorrhoea. But it's difficult to form any firm conclusions because of the nature of the case and control groups. For example, given that both groups were sexually active, we don't know why the majority of people with gonorrhoea didn't also have a chlamydia infection, and how this may have affected the results. It could just be down to pure chance and have nothing to do with the vaccine. So before we celebrate the alleged "cure of gonorrhoea", there are many things to consider: The vaccine in question is no longer in use as a vaccine against meningococcal B. The Men4C jab is now used in the UK. Though it does have many similar components, we don't know if these are useful in protecting against gonorrhoea. Research now needs to focus on whether the association still exists with the new jab. Although the authors adjusted for some variables, other factors might be at play that may have affected the results, such as people's education, diet, and immune system strength. No new vaccine has actually been developed. The indication that something in the MeNZB vaccine might increase protection against gonorrhoea requires further research to pinpoint how it does so. The research was only conducted on people who were diagnosed at a sexual health clinic, and didn't include data from GP surgeries. Many cases in the community could have been...
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