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BCG vaccine: Vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis
Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis (TB). In countries where tuberculosis or leprosy is common, one dose is recommended in healthy babies as close to the time of birth as possible. In areas where tuberculosis is not common, only children at high risk are typically immunized, while suspected cases of tuberculosis are individually tested for and treated. Adults who do not have tuberculosis and have not been previously immunized but are frequently exposed may be immunized as well. BCG also has some effectiveness against Buruli ulcer infection and other nontuberculous mycobacteria infections. Additionally it is sometimes used as part of the treatment of bladder cancer.

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Trials Using TB Vaccine Against COVID-19 Underway [Video]

Trials Using TB Vaccine Against COVID-19 Underway

Researchers have begun investigating the use of a tuberculosis vaccine in the fight against COVID-19. Trials of the vaccine, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, are currently underway in the Netherlands..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

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