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Letters Universal BCG in the UK again?

Why universal BCG in UK was deemed not necessary

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 21 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b192
  1. Peter D O Davies, consultant physician1
  1. 1Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool L14 3PE
  1. p.d.o.davies{at}

    Mayfield’s plea for the return of universal BCG to the UK deserves a serious response.1

    The problem with the government’s decision to discontinue routine BCG in UK teenagers was its timing. It was announced on 6 July 2005, the day before 7/7. The reasons for the policy change were therefore not properly made …

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