Japan reports sixth infant death after vaccination

Mar 10, 2011

Japan's health ministry on Thursday reported the death of a sixth infant who recently received vaccinations made by Pfizer or Sanofi-Aventis that have been suspended since last week.

The ministry said the unidentified boy, aged between six months and one year, died seven days after receiving Sanofi Pasteur's ActHIB in combination with a DPT shot for , and tetanus on February 15.

The latest case followed the ministry's earlier reports that five infants under three years old had died since early February after receiving the vaccinations alone or in combination with other drugs.

At least three of the six infants suffered from known pre-existing heart conditions and other illnesses.

The ministry has suspended Prevenar, made by New York-based , and ActHIB, made by the Sanofi Pasteur wing of Paris-headquartered Sanofi-Aventis, while it investigates whether they are linked to the children's deaths.

A group of medical experts have said they were not able to identify a specific link between the deaths and the vaccines and the ministry is conducting detailed investigations.

Both shots have been given widely to children around the world for years to prevent bacterial infections causing pneumonia and , which can be fatal in rare instances.

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mysticshakra
1 / 5 (6) Mar 10, 2011
Vaccines are toxic garbage and the theory is junk. Vaccines destroy the immune system, they have helped no one.
J-n
5 / 5 (5) Mar 10, 2011
You're right!! No one was EVER helped by Vaccines. Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussus... they're all RAMPANT in communities that have had their Vaccines.
J-n
5 / 5 (5) Mar 10, 2011
I apologize for any confusion my previous comment was meant in sarcasm, if that was missed.

Just as a point of argument in the case For Vaccines --

1953, Salk and his associates develop a potentially safe, inactivated (killed), injected polio vaccine.

1955 - 57, incidence of polio in the U.S. falls by 85 - 90%.

1979, last case of polio caused by wild virus in U.S

I don't know about you... but that's pretty strong evidence to me that in at least this case (i would propose that MOST if not ALL) vaccines HAVE helped at least a few folks.

Don't get me started on smallpox.
panorama
5 / 5 (2) Mar 10, 2011
Vaccines are toxic garbage and the theory is junk. Vaccines destroy the immune system, they have helped no one.

Jenny McCarthy sock puppet?
abzu
5 / 5 (1) Mar 14, 2011
Vaccines are toxic garbage and the theory is junk. Vaccines destroy the immune system, they have helped no one.

Jenny McCarthy sock puppet?

If I could plug my ears so I couldn't hear what she was saying, I'd be her sock puppet! On a more serious note, the original poster is on a serious denialism trip right now.
Sleepy
not rated yet Mar 17, 2011
The sad part of this ban is that many children in Japan are missing their vaccination windows and will either have to restart treatment schedules or go unvaccinated. Many parents are choosing to skip treatment altogether because of overstated dangers.

My wife and I are expecting a child soon, and this is a pretty important issue for us. Japan is actually pretty far behind the rest of the industialized world when it comes to vaccines, and has higher death disease-related infant death rates because of it. I'm planning on getting our child treated in the US, where the schedule is more robust and there are government subsidies (or so I've read).
Ethelred
not rated yet Mar 23, 2011
Vaccines are toxic garbage
Lie. They are moderately toxic but they are NOT garbage.

and the theory is junk.
Lie or ignorance. The immune system is moderately well understood and the theory has worked in actual practice.

Vaccines destroy the immune system, they have helped no one.
Total fabrication, POSSIBLY based on an amazing level of ignorance.

If what you said was true then we would still have smallpox killing millions every decade. Polio would still be killing or crippling millions. Smallpox is extinct and polio nearly so and it is entirely due to vaccinations.

Does this go with your lie about the Holocaust on another thread?

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Ethelred
not rated yet Mar 23, 2011
Johannes, there is no such historical event as "the gassing 6 million Jews". That is a religious tenet.
That lie. Either you are a real lying creep or astoundingly ignorant. Of course it is a partly true statement. The Nazis machine gunned tens of thousands of people, Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles when the Poles ran out of Jews to hand over to the Nazis until they got tired of using up bullets. Starvation was used a lot. 80,000 were killed in on slave labor alone. That was at Peenamunde where the Nazis killed more Jews building the V2 rockets then the rockets killed in England. But they definitely got around to using gas.

This coward is making hit an run posts. Tells lies and then runs away.

Ethelred