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Communication / Conference: WHO issues warning against a falsified vaccine to treat meningitis discovered in Niger

Communication / Conference: WHO issues warning against a falsified vaccine to treat meningitis discovered in Niger


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On May 31, the World Health Organization announced that a falsified version of a "Polysaccharide Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine" improperly labelled as being produced by the manufacturer "Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz" was circulating in Niger. So far, the Ministry of Health announced and seized one lot of this falsified vaccine, and an enquiry was pending to determine the quantity and the origin of the counterfeit vaccines introduced in the country.

  • WHO - Medical Product Alert N° 1/2017

Falsified Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine circulating in West Africa

Falsified Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine circulating in West Africa
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