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TB vaccine protects from more than TB

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    Posted: October 05 2018 at 2:13am
More unexpected but positive benefits from vaccine programmes:

Quote Children’s mycobacterial infections have increased significantly since Finland stopped administering the anti-tuberculosis BCG vaccine to newborns in 2006. The finding suggests that the BCG shot controlled cases of infection by non-tuberculosis mycobacterium, according to a new research paper by Helsinki University and the National Institute of Health and Welfare THL.




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I don't know if this is the same as the old vaccine that was given to much of the third world.    The problem is though....    if you do any kind of work with the public in this country you have to get a tb test every year.   If you have received the vaccine you can't get the skin test.   You have to get a chest ex-ray EVERY year.   I don't think that is a good trade off.
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I believe you, DT. That is just nuts!



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