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From Dublin, Ireland:

This is more a comment than a question. I have seen a lot of questions on your site referring to BCG vaccinations being researched to see if it helps prevent diabetes.

In Ireland almost 100% of children are vaccinated with the BCG in their first 10 days after birth. And we have loads and loads of kids with diabetes!

Answer:

Your observation has been noted in other places with high BCG coverage, and your unstated conclusion that BCG is not very efficacious in preventing diabetes is supported by the evidence from available human research studies.

KJR

Original posting 25 Aug 1998
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention

  
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