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Issues relating to the use of BCG in immunization programmes A discussion document

@inproceedings{Fine1999IssuesRT,
  title={Issues relating to the use of BCG in immunization programmes A discussion document},
  author={Paul E M Fine and Ilona A Carneiro and Julie B. Milstien and C. John Clements},
  year={1999}
}
1 Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England. 2 Scientist, Department of Vaccines and Biologicals, Health Technology and Pharmaceuticals, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. 3 Medical Officer, Department of Vaccines and Biologicals, Health Technology and Pharmaceuticals,World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. 

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