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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2022, 3(1); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2022.030102.

Effect of BCG vaccination against tuberculosis infection in Young immigrants: a systematic review and meta-analysis


Yunmu Xu

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Yunmu Xu

Faculty of Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, L8S 3L8, Canada


This study aimed to review the effect of BCG vaccination against TB infection in young immigrants. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine whether the BCG vaccination is effective against TB infection among immigrant children and young adults. We also examined whether past living history in high-risk areas or countries would impact the effectiveness of BCG vaccination.


BCG vaccination, tuberculosis infection, immigrants, meta-analysis

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Yunmu Xu. Effect of BCG vaccination against tuberculosis infection in Young immigrants: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2022) Vol. 3, Issue 1: 7-11. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2022.030102.


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