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Opinion: Fighting TB should be priority  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
msnbc.comThe only licensed vaccine against TB, the BCG vaccine, is more than 100 years old and does not prevent adult pulmonary (lung) TB, the most common and ...

Fighting tuberculosis should be priority, Fauci says  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
VaccineNewsDailyThe only licensed vaccine against TB, the BCG vaccine, is more than 100 years old and does not prevent adult pulmonary (lung) TB, the most common and ...

'Compensate kids damaged by no TB jab'  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Irish HealthUntil recently, Cork was the only county in the country where the BCG vaccine against TB was not administered routinely to infants. ...

Europe needs to do more to back TB research efforts  -  ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
TropIKASimilarly, the commonly used Calmette-Guerin Bacterium (BCG) vaccine was developed in the early part of the 20th century. ...

Drew - TB Vaccinations and International Research  -  ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)...particularly in regards to the design of badger vaccine field studies and licensing requirements for the use of the BCG vaccine against TB.

Crucell Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)The main objective of the study is to test the safety of the TB candidate vaccine in infants previously vaccinated with BCG vaccine, which is currently the ...

Bed-sharing pains  -  Dec 6, 2008
Jamaica Gleaner,...occur for two reasons: "To process mothers upon arrival at the ward, or to administer the BCG vaccine (the first vaccine a child receives after birth).

Special Article  -  Dec 8, 2008
The Statesman,Kasauli; the 100-year-old Pasteur Institute of India (PII), Coonoor; and the 60-year-old BCG Vaccine Laboratory (BCGVL) in Chennai.

Incurable forms of TB challenge Armenia – and the world  -  Dec 12, 2008
Armenian Reporter,Indeed, children have been given a mandatory vaccine against TB, the BCG vaccine, since Soviet times. There are signs that the authorities are now stepping

Primary physician is your best source for health care  -  Dec 1, 2008
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,If you have no prior exposures to TB and have never received the BCG vaccine, you should not react to the PPD test and your test will be read as negative.

BCG vaccine given to almost 500 babies in Cork in one month  -  Nov 17, 2008
Irish Times,ALMOST 500 newly born babies have availed of a BCG vaccination programme for TB since it was introduced as a routine measure at Cork University Maternity

‘Vaccine shortage hits immunisation programme’  -  Nov 11, 2008
Hindu,Till October 27, West Bengal alone reported a shortage of 68.69 per cent in TT-PW vaccine, 12.45 per cent in BCG vaccine, 88.49 per cent in DPT vaccine,

New Vaccine Candidate May Better Protect HIV Positive People from TB  -  Oct 24, 2008
Voice of AmericaHIV-positive people could be more at risk of developing TB if they had been given the BCG vaccine, according to Horwitz. "First of all, HIV is a progressive

Get a Deep Insight into the Vaccine Technologies and Global Markets  -  Nov 13, 2008
MarketWatchStudy: Should Low Birth Weight Infants Be Vaccinated with BCG Vaccine at Birth in Developing Countries? 1. Study: Vaccine Maintenance Treatment for Nonsmall

Cork babies to get routine TB vaccine after 36-year gap  -  Nov 2, 2008
Irish Times,The Health Service Executive recently confirmed to Cork Fine Gael TD Deirdre Clune that it started a neonatal service to administer the BCG vaccine to

Novel TB Vaccine May Be Safer for HIV-Infected Patients  -  Oct 24, 2008
MedPage Today,In guinea pigs, the recombinant vaccine provided better protection against tuberculosis than the Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine

Only 55 per cent children fully vaccinated in State  -  Nov 13, 2008
Hindu,The proportion of children who have not had a BCG vaccine in India is twice as high as in Nepal, more than five times in Bangladesh and more than 30 times

Crucell Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results  -  Nov 10, 2008
MarketWatchIts main objective will be to test the safety of the candidate vaccine in healthy adults, all of whom have been previously vaccinated with the BCG vaccine

Now, a safer, more effective TB vaccine for HIV-positive people  -  Nov 1, 2008
Entertainment and Showbiz!,For developing the new vaccine, the scientists modified the current BCG vaccine, which is a weakened form of a bacterium closely related to the one that

100000 Saved From Dying Of Tuberculosis  -  Nov 13, 2008
Science Daily (press release)Today three out of four children in Sudan are vaccinated with the BCG vaccine. The vaccine only works on children. There are no vaccines against

Effective TB vaccine for HIV-positive people  -  Oct 24, 2008
HULIQ (press release),In devising the new vaccine, Horwitz and his team modified the current BCG vaccine, which is a weakened form of a bacterium closely related to the one that

Now, a safer, more effective TB vaccine for HIV-positive people  -  Oct 24, 2008
DailyIndia.com,For developing the new vaccine, the scientists modified the current BCG vaccine, which is a weakened form of a bacterium closely related to the one that

West Bengal gets only half its vaccine requirement  -  Sep 25, 2008
Hindu,..."The licenses of Central Research Institute of Kasauli, Pasteur Institute Coonur and BCG Vaccine Laboratory, Chennai have been suspended without making

Govt orders closure of BCG Vaccine Lab  -  Sep 22, 2008
Times of India,The move could have dealt a body blow to the supply of BCG vaccine to the 26 million children born every year in India, but the Serum Institute of India has

DCGI okays production at 3 vaccine units  -  Sep 12, 2008
Times of India,We feel this can be turned into a National Control Laboratory for the BCG vaccine," Singh said. BCGVL stopped production of the anti-tuberculosis Bacillus

Novel Genome Polymorphisms in BCG Vaccine Strains and Impact on ...  -  Sep 15, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),...has contributed to the in vitro evolution of the vaccine strain and is thought to partially account for the different outcomes of BCG vaccine trials.

Genetic 'revamp' of old tuberculosis vaccine shows promise  -  Sep 15, 2008
Cordis News,The newly developed vaccine, VPM1002, is based on the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, which was created in 1921. BCG is the most commonly used

Anbumani assures West Bengal vaccine supply  -  Sep 23, 2008
Hindu,On suspension of licence for the CRI in Kasauli, the Pasteur Institute at Coonoor, and the BCG Vaccine Laboratory in Chennai, Dr. Ramadoss said the action

Germans test first new TB vaccine for 80 years  -  Sep 11, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),The drug, named VPM1002, is a genetic refinement of the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine that has been used to immunize hundreds of millions of people

No date from HSE on clearing TB vaccine backlog  -  Aug 29, 2008
IrishExaminer.com,Up to 10000 babies in Cork are still awaiting the BCG vaccine, after a TB scare in a crèche last year caused a spike in demand. This was exacerbated by a

All Party Delegation from West Bengal Calls on Dr. Ramadoss  -  Sep 23, 2008
Press Information Bureau (press release),On the issue of suspension of licenses of CRI Kasauli, Pasteur Institute Coonur and BCG Vaccine Laboratory of Guindy, Chennai, the Minister said that the

Tuberculosis profile rising  -  Sep 22, 2008
TropIKA,Vakzine Projekt Management GmbH have used genetic engineering techniques to create their VPM1002 vaccine using the established BCG vaccine as a basis.

A Promising Live Vaccine Against Tuberculosis Enters Trial in Germany  -  Sep 14, 2008
MedIndia,The vaccine called 'VPM1002' has proved to be extremely effective and safe in animal models thus far. "This good protection now has to be proven in humans

Infants to be administered Hib vaccine from next month  -  Sep 17, 2008
The Post,The BCG vaccine, anti-measles and polio drops would continue to be administered to infants along with the new pentavalent, EPI officials observed.

Tuberculosis: in It for the Long Haul  -  Sep 6, 2008
RedOrbit,Q: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is becoming resistant to more and more drugs, cheap diagnosis leaves much to be desired, and the BCG vaccine has varying

Govt to set up AIIMS-like institute in West Bengal  -  Sep 24, 2008
IndiaEduNews.net,The delegation also raised the issue of suspension of licenses of CRI, Kasauli, the Pasteur Institute, Coonur and the BCG Vaccine laboratory of Guindy,

Get a Deep Insight into the World Human Vaccines Market  -  Sep 18, 2008
MarketWatchPediatric Vaccines II-13 Vaccination Over the Years II-14 A Mature Market II-14 Challenges for Pediatric Vaccines Market II-15 BCG Vaccine II-15 Growth

US college students needing TB testing now have benefit of QFT  -  Aug 28, 2008
Antara,...to suffer from false-positive results due to cross-reactivity with BCG vaccine and commonly encountered environmental non-tuberculous mycobacteria.

Melanoma Infusion  -  Sep 1, 2008
WKRG-TV,Some patients may gain relief with a BCG vaccine injected into the tumors. BCG is a bacterium related to tuberculosis. It doesn’t kill the cancer cells,

Tuberculosis this week (July 7-13)  -  13 Jul 2008
Merinews,The vaccine commonly used all over the world to protect against TB is known as Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine. At best, it is 80 per cent effective

Brinda vouches for BCG Lab's safety  -  Jul 4, 2008
Sify,..."The Drug Controller of India should immediately revoke cancellation of licenses of BCG Vaccine Lab in Chennai, Pasteur Institute at Coonoor (Tamil Nadu)

HSE WEST ADMITS TO 9 MONTH BCG VACCINE SHORTAGE  -  Jun 26, 2008
Galway News,The HSE West has admitted it had no supplies of the BCG vaccine for most of the past school year. Supplies of the Tuberculosis vaccine suddenly stopped last

Benn decided not to go ahead with badger cull  -  Jul 7, 2008
The Herald,...making progress towards developing a test to differentiate infected from vaccinated cattle; showing that injectable BCG (vaccine) can protect badgers;

Summer clinics to clear TB jab backlog  -  Jun 26, 2008
Irish Independent,A backlog has built up in Galway because supplies of the BCG vaccine suddenly stopped last September, due to a problem with the manufacturing plant in

Day camp for diabetic kids teaches parents, too  -  Jun 14, 2008
Pensacola News Journal,After a year, all blood cells are damaged, but it is possible for a BCG vaccine, an immunization for tuberculosis, to stimulate the regeneration of cells.

Bring back TB jab in schools  -  May 27, 2008
Essex Echo,Tony's daughter Antonia, 12, is at the age when children used to routinely receive the BCG vaccine for TB in schools. However, after filling in a

Vaccine production in three units could resume: Anbumani  -  May 17, 2008
Hindu,...(The units are the BCG Vaccine Laboratory at Guindy, Chennai; the Pasteur Institute, Coonoor; and the Central Research Institute, Kasauli.

Baby given BCG vaccine dies  -  May 10, 2008
Times of India,The yet-to-be-named infant, the son of Chembur Naka resident Geeta Mane, was administered the BCG vaccine at a health post in Abhudaya nagar on Tuesday.

Madras HC stays Health Ministry's order transferring official  -  May 27, 2008
Hindu,The High Court had recently stayed the transfer of Dr N Elangeswaran, Director, BCG Vaccine Laboratory, to the Central Government Health Scheme Besant Nagar

Just the jab  -  May 27, 2008
guardian.co.uk,...balanced against other health decisions, such as the removal of the BCG vaccine for tuberculosis, or the continuing campaign against obesity," she says.

Private vaccine makers step in to plug shortfall  -  May 7, 2008
Hindu Business Line,Tamil Nadu) and Chennai’s BCG Vaccine Laboratory. They were asked to suspend production for not adhering to the Good Manufacturing Practice norms.

Vaccine lab shut own; workers see conspiracy  -  May 15, 2008
Newindpress,CHENNAI: Is there more to the Union Health Ministry’s decision to stop manufacture of vaccine at the BCG Vaccine Laboratory at Guindy than mere failure of

Melanoma infusion  -  May 27, 2008
WHOI,Some patients may gain relief with a BCG vaccine injected into the tumors. BCG is a bacterium related to tuberculosis. It doesn’t kill the cancer cells,

PS launches Sh60m drive to screen patients  -  May 6, 2008
Daily Nation,...shortage to make their babies available for vaccination,?. The ministry procures four million doses of BCG vaccine yearly for 1.3 million new-born babies.

Montserrat's immunization programme going strong  -  May 25, 2008
Caribbean Net News,This age group also receive polio drops given by mouth, as well as BCG vaccine against tuberculosis. During their second year they are vaccinated against

Death of three children not caused by vaccine, says preliminary report  -  May 22, 2008
Mumbai Newsline,Mumbai, May 22 Two weeks after the death of three children in Mumbai following the administration different immunisation dosages, the committee formed by

Predicting Tuberculosis: Does the IGRA Tell the Tale?  -  May 16, 2008
RedOrbit,The TST has several limitations, particularly poor specificity because of cross- reactivity with the antigens of the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine,

Government recalls measles vaccines  -  May 22, 2008
Down to Earth (subscription),Institute in Kasauli, Pasteur Institute of India in Coonoor and BCG Vaccine Laboratory in Chennai—for not meeting who’s ‘good manufacturing’ standards.

Vaccine labs not shut, only production licences suspended  -  May 17, 2008
Chennai Online,...had closed down the BCG Vaccine Lab (Chennai), Pasteur Institute (Coonoor) and CRI (Kasauli) with a view to procure vaccines from private players.

Tuberculosis: a closer look from an expert  -  May 6, 2008
Cameroon Radio Television,It is also important to realize that even with a BCG vaccine in childhood, tuberculosis can still occur in an adult exposed to the tuberculosis bacteria,

Pulmonary Tuberculosis in a Young Pregnant Female: Challenges in ...  -  May 9, 2008
RedOrbit,...[25] "The role of BCG vaccine in the prevention and control of tuberculosis in the United States," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 45, no.



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