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Two deaths investigated after flu vaccinations

November 14, 2009


— Two people in China who received swine flu vaccinations died in the past week, but at least one death appears unrelated to the vaccine and the other was being investigated.

The country’s health ministry reported the deaths late Friday on its Web site — the first time China has announced deaths with potential links to the Chinese-made swine flu vaccine.

An autopsy showed one victim suffered a heart attack and, “experts have basically ruled out the possibility that the patient’s sudden death was the result of immediate allergic reactions to the flu vaccines,” the ministry statement said.

Experts were waiting for more lab results, it added.


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