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SEP 19, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Human error seen in measles vaccination deaths in Syria: WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A muscle relaxant appears to have been mixed mistakenly with measles vaccine, killing 15 children in Syria this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, calling it the biggest such tragedy in memory. The WHO said it could not completely rule out sabotage, so the measles inoculation campaign remained suspended until the ...

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SEP 18, 2014 - New York Times

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World Briefing: Syria: Opposition Investigates Vaccine

Officials of the Syrian opposition coalition said they had created a commission of inquiry into the deaths of children caused by adulterated measles vaccine administered this week.

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SEP 18, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Anaesthesia additive blamed for Syria measles vaccine deaths

Beirut (AFP) - Syria's opposition said Thursday that 16 children who died during a measles vaccination campaign in the mostly rebel-held province of Idlib had been given an anaesthesia additive by mistake.

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SEP 17, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Measles vaccination campaign halted in northern Syria after 15 children die

By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Fifteen children died after being vaccinated against measles in northern Syria, resulting in the program being halted, aid workers said on Wednesday, a tragedy likely to damage trust in health services in opposition-held areas. An investigation by a Syrian opposition group showed that a muscle relaxant, contained in similar packaging, was used instead of ...

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SEP 17, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Syria opposition to probe measles vaccine deaths

Beirut (AFP) - Syria's opposition said Wednesday it had launched an investigation into the deaths of 15 children inoculated against measles in the northwestern province of Idlib.

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