Children Die After Receiving Measles Vaccine

According to this mornings news reports, three children in Cuba have died and forty two others are ill as a result of a “rare accident” involving a measles vaccine manufactured in India.

The vaccines, according to the press, had been certified by and acquired through the World Health Organization. Cuban authorities have halted their annual measles vaccination campaign while the causes of the deaths are investigated.

BBC News: Cuba children die after measles vaccine
Guardian Unlimited: Cuba Suspends Measles Vaccination

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