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Research Article

Comparative Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention Effectiveness in Children of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccines from Different Sources, Kazakhstan

  • Michael Favorov,

    Affiliations: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Central Asia Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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  • Mohammad Ali,

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea

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  • Aigul Tursunbayeva,

    Affiliation: Kazakhstan National Tuberculosis Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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  • Indira Aitmagambetova,

    Affiliation: Central Asia Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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  • Paul Kilgore,

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea

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  • Shakhimurat Ismailov,

    Affiliation: Kazakhstan National Tuberculosis Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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  • Terence Chorba mail

    TLC2@cdc.gov

    Affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Central Asia Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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  • Published: March 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032567

About the Authors

Michael Favorov, Mohammad Ali, Paul Kilgore
International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea
Michael Favorov, Terence Chorba
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Michael Favorov, Indira Aitmagambetova, Terence Chorba
Central Asia Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Aigul Tursunbayeva, Shakhimurat Ismailov
Kazakhstan National Tuberculosis Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Corresponding Author

Email: TLC2@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MF IA PK. Performed the experiments: AT SI. Analyzed the data: MA AT SI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IA PK TC. Wrote the paper: MF PK TC. Participated in critically revising the article for intellectual content: MF MA AT IA PK SI TC.