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BCG Vaccine UPSC NOTE

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  • Twenty-three States have consented to participate in the BCG revaccination study in adults .

  • Study is undertaken in a “programme implementation study mode” to evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccine in reducing TB disease incidence. 

  • The study will target some high-risk groups , those older than 50 years, prior TB disease, underweight adults, diabetics, and those who smoke and consume alcohol.

  • The phase-1 of the study will be conducted in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

  • The BCG vaccine is a vaccine that protects against tuberculosis (TB) disease. 

  • It is one of the oldest and most widely used vaccines in the world.

  • It is estimated to have saved millions of lives. The

  • BCG vaccine is made from a weakened strain of Mycobacterium bovis, which is a bacterium that causes tuberculosis in cattle

  • The vaccine is typically given to infants and young children.

  • The full form of BCG is Bacillus Calmette-Guérin.

  • The vaccine was invented by Albert Calmette & Camille Guerin, two French bacteriologists.



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