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BCG and TB - what do they have in common?

BCG actually stands for Bacillus of Calmette and Guerin. It is a vacine for Tuberculosis (TB); BCG is actually a trademark of Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

TB still claims nearly 2 million lives every year around the world. The UK has seen very little cases of TB. Some would argue that this was due to a National vaccination program offering BCG jabs to all secondary school children, but can they be believed? Make up your own mind after reading this article. You may, or may not, be interested to learn that cases of TB are on the increase with approximately 8,500 cases recorded last year (2007) - most of which were in London. It is easy to blame the recent influx in immigrants, bringing the bacterium with them, but is this fair and accurate? Find out by reading this news article.

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