BCG vaccine


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BCG vaccine

[¦bē¦sē¦jē vak′sēn]
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He added: "Vaccination in a TB endemic area of Wales was never going to eradicate this disease and the shortage of BCG vaccine means that Welsh Government can no longer hide behind this fallacy.
Patients were said to have BCG adenitis if there was easily palpable lymph node enlargement in a child recently given BCG vaccine in the absence of any other illness.
This was the first big study in infants since BCG vaccine was introduced in 1921.
Protective efficacy of BCG vaccine against leprosy in southern Malawi.
Revaccinating those who had already received the BCG vaccine could have increased the likelihood of adverse reactions in some patients.
The group, the sole licensed supplier of the BCG vaccine in the UK, said it was being 'extra cautious' in withdrawing the BCG vaccine, manufactured at its Liverpool factory, although it was assured that it was not unsafe.
The clinical agreement with UCLA is to develop an 'improved' BCG vaccine, a recombinant BCG that over-expresses a major TB protein that has, itself, demonstrated efficacy in animal models of TB: Antigen 85.
His decision to press ahead with the vaccination programme for badgers, will prove to be the most successful and humane way forward in Bovine TB eradication, and work towards a cattle BCG vaccine, would be the long term solution.
the only currently used BCG vaccine is not that effective in protecting against TB.
Ms Clune said that parents in Cork have been left in the lurch because babies have not been offered the BCG vaccine.
The closed units are the Central Research Institute in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh; Pasteur Institute of India in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu; and the BCG Vaccine Laboratory, Chennai.
The 13-year-old suffered an adverse reaction to the BCG vaccine designed to protect against tuberculosis.