Sanofi-Aventis Flu Vaccine Not Suspected in Deaths of 4 Israelis, Israel Resumes Vaccinations

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Israel briefly halted flu vaccinations after up to 4 recipients died following administration. They have since resumed vaccination since they don't believe the vaccinations themselves to be involved. Sanofi-Aventis dispatched investigators. I'm sure more will come.

Further Update:
Taiwan lifts ban, 24 hours after instituting it.

Update: Taiwan halts vaccination pending investigation:
Deputy Director-General of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Chou Chih-hao (???) said yesterday that no more flu vaccines from the French firm Sanofi-Aventis would be administered until the CDC feels confident that the vaccines are not connected to four recent deaths in Israel.


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