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Bacille de Calmette-Guérin, or BCG Vaccine for Tuberculosis

By Maureen Lux Haven’t got your BCG vaccine against tuberculosis?  Fortunately, most Canadians don’t need to worry about that one.[1]  Though BCG was never widely used in Canada, until very recently most Aboriginal infants were routinely administered the vaccine.   The difference has something to do with higher levels of tuberculosis in some, though certainly not all, northern communities; but it… Read more »