Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine


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BCG vac·cine

a suspension of an attenuated strain (bacillus Calmette-Guérin) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, bovine type, which is inoculated into the skin for tuberculosis prophylaxis.

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine

(bə-sĭl′əs kăl-mĕt′gā-răn′)

Calmette,

Leon Charles Albert, French bacteriologist, 1863-1933.
Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin - an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis used for immunization against tuberculosis and in cancer chemotherapy. Synonym(s): Bacille Calmette-Guérin; Calmette-Guérin bacillus
Bacille Calmette-Guérin - Synonym(s): Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin
bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine - a vaccine for tuberculosis prophylaxis. Synonym(s): BCG vaccine
Calmette test - conjunctival reaction to tuberculin.
Calmette-Guérin bacillus - Synonym(s): Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin
Calmette-Guérin vaccine - Synonym(s): bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine

Guérin,

Camille, French bacteriologist, 1872-1961.
Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin - see under Calmette
Bacille Calmette-Guérin - Synonym(s): Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin
bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine - see under Calmette
Calmette-Guérin bacillus - Synonym(s): Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin
Calmette-Guérin vaccine - Synonym(s): bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine
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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 1974, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Expanded Program on Immunization to ensure that all children have access to four routinely recommended vaccines that protect against six diseases (3): bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine (to protect against tuberculosis), polio, MCV, and DTP.
Having read it from cover to cover, the Pontypridd lad was inspired to embark on a long career in palliative paediatric care, which would see him travel the Third World helping to administer the lifesaving bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine.

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