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BCG - Bacille bilié de Calmette-Guérin

Alternative eponyms

  • Bacille Calmette-Guérin
  • Calmette-Guérin bacillus

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An attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis used in BCG vaccine for immunization against tuberculosis.

Description

An attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis, rendered completely avirulent by long-term cultivation on bile-glycero-potato medium, used in BCG vaccine for immunization against tuberculosis.

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