Protective effect of Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) against leprosy: a population-based case-control study in Nagpur, India.

A population-based pair-matched case-control study was carried out in an urban community, Nagpur, India, to estimate the effectiveness of BCG vaccination in the prevention of leprosy. The study included 212 cases of leprosy (diagnosed by WHO criteria), below the age of 35 years, detected during a leprosy survey conducted by the Government of Maharashtra… CONTINUE READING