BCG vaccination and leprosy protection: review of current evidence and status of BCG in leprosy control

@article{Merle2010BCGVA,
  title={BCG vaccination and leprosy protection: review of current evidence and status of BCG in leprosy control},
  author={Corinne SC Merle and S{\'e}rgio Souza da Cunha and Laura Cunha Rodrigues},
  journal={Expert Review of Vaccines},
  year={2010},
  volume={9},
  pages={209 - 222}
}
The bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine, initially developed to provide protection against TB, also protects against leprosy; and the magnitude of this effect varies. Previous meta-analyses did not provide a summary estimate of the efficacy due to the heterogeneity of the results. We conducted a meta-analysis of published data including recently published studies (up to June 2009) to determine the efficacy of BCG protection on leprosy and to investigate whether age at vaccination, clinical… 
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