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WHO Clears Rubella Vaccine In Death Of Sri Lanka Child

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A UN agency official told Sri Lanka authorities a rubella vaccine given to a child who later died was not contaminated or compromised. The World Health Organization said the batch from which the Sri Lanka vaccine was taken has been used in five other countries without a single report of a complication. A student died and 17 students were hospitalized after being administered the vaccine, leading to a suspension of its use in the country. Based on the WHO report, the Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry decided to resume the rubella vaccine program within the next two months after special training of health professionals. (Click here for more
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