No Link with Hepatitis B and Newborn Deaths Say Chinese Authorities

Hepatitis B

On Friday, Chinese Health Authorities ruled out the Hepatitis B vaccine in the deaths of nine infants.  Eight other deaths are still under investigation. According to Li Guoqing, Secretary of the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), an investigation showed no productions issues that would affect the quality of the vaccine. Investigation in to the deaths of 17 newborns nationwide was conducted after suspected abnormal adverse reactions to a Hepatitis B vaccination.  The deaths occurred … [Read more...]

Chikungunya Fever Symptoms and Cases Found

Chikungunya virus

The tiny island of two nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten, shared by France and the Netherlands for over 350 years, is facing an outbreak of Chikungunya fever; a painful, tropical, mosquito borne virus. According to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), locally-acquired cases of Chikungunya were detected in the Caribbean. On Dec. 17, the Agency reported notification of 10 confirmed cases and an additional four probable cases of the Chikungunya virus infection on the French side of St. … [Read more...]