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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Tuberculin skin tests and TB vaccines

CMAJ reports cases of serious adverse allergic reactions to this test.

Meanwhile the Guardian reports the decision not to vaccinate 10-14 year olds against TB, but to target babies in high risk areas instead. The old programme was having little impact on the disease, argued the Chief Medical Officer.

School TB vaccination dropped (Guardian, Wednesday 6th)
TB immunisation to be targeted at high risk groups (Guardian, Thursday 7th)

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