Saturday, June 30, 2012

Who uses BCG?

The figure shows the countries in orange (USA, Canada and Italy) that never had BCG vaccination campaigns for tuberculosis; countries in purple (much of Europe and Australia) that used to recommend BCG but now do not; and in tan (most of the world) countries that currently have a BCG vaccination program.

This figure is from a PLoS Medicine article in 2011: The BCG World Atlas: A Database of Global BCG Vaccination Policies and Practices
which presents data and information about the BCG world atlas. For much more information about this interesting public health issue (to vaccinate or not to vaccinate?) check out their website.

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