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BCG Vaccination and the PPD Test: What the Clinician Needs to Know

Author: Ciesielski, Stephen
Date Published: 199?

The clinician in a migrant health setting faces considerable challenges in the surveillance and control of tuberculosis, some distinct from the issues in a non-migrant setting, BCG (Bacille Calmette Guerin) vaccine is an attenuated vaccine used presently around the world. Since most of the countries from which foreign born farmworkers originate have some form of BCG program, a majority of farmworker patients may potentially have had a BCG vaccination. Thus it is essential that clinicians serving farmworkers have a basic knowledge of BCG and its relation to tuberculosis surveillance.

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