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Description:This 2013 image was created by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, Dr. Carolyn Sein, who was “blown away” by the pride that this health worker in Madagascar took in doing her job. In this particular view the healthcare worker was administering a dose of Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine to a newborn infant during an outdoor immunization session in Madagascar's unrelenting heat. Note the very small syringe and needle used to administer the miniscule dose of vaccine to this infant.
Based on World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, BCG vaccine is used once at birth in most developing countries to reduce the severe consequences of tuberculosis (TB) in infants and children.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Rebecca Martin
Creation Date:2012
Photo Credit:Dr. Carolyn Sein
Links:CDC - Global Health; Global Vaccines and Immunization
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.