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WHO paper: TB vaccine could kill babies with HIV

GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization says a study has
shown that babies with HIV could die if given a standard
tuberculosis vaccine.
WHO says a three-year study in South Africa found babies born
with HIV had a higher risk of contracting a deadly form of TB if
given the widely used BCG vaccine.
The study recommends not vaccinating babies with HIV and
delaying vaccination for those babies whose HIV status is unknown.
The study was published Wednesday in the journal Bulletin of the
World Health Organization.


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