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BCG vaccine protects against infection in adulthood when most transmission occurs, study shows

21:58 EDT 31 Aug 2017 | News-Medical.net

Previously thought to be effective for 10-15 years, a new case-control study found that if given in early teenage years (12-13), the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine protected over 50% of UK children against TB for at least 20 years, then waned.

Original Article: BCG vaccine protects against infection in adulthood when most transmission occurs, study shows

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