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Merck at it again. Vaccine Causes Bowel Intussusception

25th February 2007 by Arrow Durfee Posted in Uncategorized

How much damage must be done by this company before they are shut down?

Bowel problem seen in infants given Merck vaccine
By Bill Berkrot
Tue Feb 13, 6:39 PM ET

The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it was notifying health-care providers and consumers about reports of some 28 cases of infants suffering a serious bowel condition after receiving Merck & Co’s new vaccine against the rotavirus.
The FDA said it was not immediately clear how many of the cases were caused by the vaccine. It said the condition, known as intussusception, can occur in the absence of vaccination.
About 3.5 million doses of Merck’s RotaTeq have been distributed in the United States since its approval in February 2006, the FDA said.
The agency said the 28 reported cases do not exceed the number that might be expected, but it issued the warning to encourage reports of any additional cases.

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