Saturday, April 19, 2014   

Nine child deaths of 17 not linked to BioKangtai vaccines
(01-03 14:11)

Authorities in China have not found a link between the Hepatitis B vaccines given to nine children and their deaths.
There have been 17 deaths following the administering of Shenzhen biotech company BioKangtai's vaccinations between December 13 and 31. All have been investigated or are under investigation.
Nine of the cases have nothing to do with the vaccines, director of the disease control bureau of the National Health and Family Planning Commission Yu Jingjin told a press conference.
Preliminary analysis of the eight other cases have not indicated a link between the deaths and vaccines, but the cause of the deaths will be confirmed only after autopsies, Yu said.
Also at the press conference, Li Guoqing of the China Food and Drug Administration, said no problems had been found with BioKangtai vaccines in production practices or product quality. --Xinhua
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