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Old 07-20-2007, 09:47 AM   #6
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Re: 1.9 billion infected with TB

I forget (and always get it mixed up >_<) whether it's the BCG or the smallpox vaccine what does it, but both of my parents have a circular absess (like a cropcircle) on their arms, above the deltoid muscle. IIRC it's the smallpox vaccine, but I still thought of that just now. Do they still give smallpox vaccine in England? (We do not. Sort of wish we did, but the argument at this point is that it would neither be cost-effective [to mass-produce the vaccine] nor would it be safe [since the risks of developing actual smallpox outweigh the infinitesimal chances of contracting smallpox].)
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