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Philippines Suspends Troubled Dengue Drug After More Than 730,000 Immunized

The Philippines suspended a dengue fever vaccine that was given to thousands of children and launched an investigation, after the drug's manufacturer said new evidence showed it could worsen symptoms in some cases.  The Philippines became the first nation to widely distribute the vaccine, branded Dengvaxia, after a fast-track approval process. The government says more than 730,000 people, mostly children older than nine, were given the vaccine.  Read more...

 

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