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Philippines Launches Probe Into Dengue Vaccine Scare

  1. The Philippines has launched an investigation into the immunisation of 730,000 children with a dengue vaccine that could pose health risks.

    "For those not previously infected by dengue virus, the analysis found that in the longer term, more cases of severe disease could occur following vaccination upon a subsequent dengue infection," the company said in a statement.

    "In its latest advice on the vaccine, the WHO recommended that Dengvaxia should only be administered to "subjects that are known to have been infected with dengue prior to vaccination," pending a full review of the study. "