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Badgers (Tuberculosis)

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made in the preparation of a vaccine for badgers against tuberculosis.

Advances have been made in the collaborative research between workers at the central veterinary laboratory and the Middlesex hospital medical school aimed at investigating the immune response in badgers and in testing the BCG vaccine in them.It must be emphasised, however, that there are many difficult problems yet to be overcome, both in the development of a suitable vaccine and in its use in the field.