BCG vaccine


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BCG vaccine

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The history of the BCG vaccine starts with Albert Calmette and Camille Guerin.
Inclusion criteria was all children, up to 3 years, presenting with BCG lymphadenitis who had been given 0.05 ml of BCG vaccine intradermally at birth.
The first phase of the plant, which will be the first to produce BCG vaccines in the Middle East, will be leased at 40,000 sq m of land in the Industrial Valley.
| The Welsh Government will continue to assess badger BCG vaccine if it becomes available.
Best known for its role in tuberculosis prevention, the BCG vaccine is based on a harmless strain of bacteria related the one that causes tuberculosis.
BCG vaccine still showed a high variability and loss of prolonged cellular and immunological memory during adulthood [23-25].
Intralesional Cisplatin for sarcoid (at a dose rate of 1mg/ 1[cm.sup.3] after proper dilution) and BCG vaccine (at a dose rate of 2ml/[cm.sup.2] of tumor surface) for other two cases were used and repeated for 2-3 times.
The BCG vaccine is given intradermally on the left upper arm (deltoid) with few local adverse events like ulceration and abscess.
NFU Cymru members expressed concern over the way the last Welsh Government had embarked on an unproven vaccination strategy which had to be abandoned early when global shortages of the BCG vaccine emerged at the end of last year.
Numerous strains have since been developed, and 5 strains, including Danish SSI 1331 (Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark), account for >90% of BCG vaccine used.