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Vol. 5, No. 10 (27 March 2008)                             Main Updates index

Final Statement by PAHO/WHO on Investigation of Serious Adverse Events in Peru following Receipt of Yellow Fever Vaccine Produced by Bio-Manguinhos, Brazil

PAHO/WHO Immunization Unit

This PAHO/WHO statement provides results of the investigation of serious adverse events that occurred in October 2007 in Peru following administration of the yellow fever vaccine (substrain 17DD) manufactured by Bio-Manguinhos, Brazil. It contains the conclusions of the expert group as well as their recommendations.

A previous PAHO/WHO statement on the reported events was issued on 2 November 2007 and recommended temporary suspension of specific lots of the vaccine.

Source: PAHO/WHO Immunization Unit, Family and Community Health Area.