Different effects of BCG strains - A natural experiment evaluating the impact of the Danish and the Russian BCG strains on morbidity and scar formation in Guinea-Bissau.


BACKGROUND Different Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine strains may have different non-specific effects. We assessed the effect of two BCG strains (Danish and Russian) on childhood morbidity and BCG scarification in Guinea-Bissau. METHODS During 2011-2013, infants in the Bandim Health Project's urban study area received the Danish or Russian BCG in a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.07.022