Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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BCG vaccines: WHO position paper - February 2018.

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This position paper replaces the 2004 WHO position paper on Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine and the 2007 WHO revised BCG vaccination guidelines for infants at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It includes recent developments in tuberculosis and provides revised guidance on the immunization of children infected with human immunodeficiency virus, and re-emphasizes the importance of BCG birth dose. It also includes recommendations on the use of BCG vaccine for the prevention of leprosy.