Crucell's Quinvaxem Faces Further Controversy


News: A six-month-old baby died in the week ended March 21, reportedly after being administered Quinvaxem, a vaccine produced by Dutch biotech firm Crucell. Since late 2012 the drug has been linked to 11 other infant deaths. Despite a temporary ban by the health ministry in May 2012 over connections with nine deaths between November 2012 and March 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) lifted the ban, declaring the vaccine safe. The drug is a combination vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae Type B infections

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Geography: Vietnam

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