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Cebuano Boy Gets Dengue After Dengvaxia Shots

Cebuano Boy Gets Dengue After Dengvaxia Shots

| On 07, Dec 2017

Doctors are now closely monitoring a 10-year-old dengue victim who just got a shot of Dengvaxia last August.

Jenny Ababon, the mother, said her son experience a fever last Monday, which was followed by a nosebleed that prompted the family to bring him to the Talisay District Hospital. Later, he was transferred to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City.

The members Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the Department of Health in Central Visayas are now helping in order to ensure the boy’s health.

This also sent worries to other parents in Barangay Lawaan 3, Talisay City since they also allowed their children be vaccinated with Dengvaxia.

Earlier, the Philippines ordered Sanofi Pasteur, the creator Dengvaxia, to stop the sales, distribution, and marketing, a week after the company announced that it can pose a more serious sickness to those people who haven’t got the disease.

The Philippines also stopped its immunization program, which was started by the previous administration.

The House Committee on Health released the draft report quoting the DOH findings that almost a thousand children who were vaccinated got sick with 30 of them were sent to the hospital and at least four died.

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