HSA checking if Rotarix vaccines are contaminated

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HSA checking if Rotarix vaccines are contaminated

Postby BigDevil » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:14 am

Taken from Channel News Asia : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 01/1/.html

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is checking if any batches of the vaccine Rotarix are contaminated in Singapore.

The vaccine is used against the leading cause of diarrhoea, Rotavirus, in babies.

The checks come after two batches of the vaccine were found to be contaminated in the United States.

The HSA will be sending letters to doctors in Singapore, asking them to let parents consider deferring the vaccination or using alternatives in the market.

However, health officials will not stop the use of Rotarix as more investigations need to be done first.

The HSA said parents of children who have already been vaccinated with Rotarix need not be alarmed.

It said the presence of the PCV-1 virus in Rotarix has not been found to affect the safety of the vaccine.

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Postby BlurBee » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:08 am

Thanks for the highlight.
:offtopic: Haven't hear from u for so long after the IT show thrend.

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Postby BigDevil » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:38 am

You noticed? Been terribly busy at work...only settling down now.

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