Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine

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Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine

[bə′sil·əs ‚kal′met ‚gā′ran‚vak‚sēn]
(immunology)
A vaccine prepared from attenuated human tubercle bacilli and used to immunize humans against tuberculosis. Abbreviated BCG vaccine.
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Prevention relies on screening programs and vaccination, usually with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine.
Meanwhile, the NHS was concentrating available supplies of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine on higher-risk groups, with selective neonatal immunisation of infants at higher risk of exposure to TB.
In January 2008 the Indian government cancelled the licenses of three vaccine-producing units - the Central Research Institute, the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Vaccine Laboratory and the Pasteur Institute of India - on account of non-compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

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