Human error seen in measles vaccination deaths in Syria: WHO

September 19, 2014 11:52 AM

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Human error seen in measles vaccination deaths in Syria: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - A muscle relaxant appears to have been mixed mistakenly with measles vaccine, killing 15 children in Syria this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, calling it the biggest such tragedy in memory.

The WHO said it could not completely rule out sabotage, so the measles inoculation campaign remained suspended until the investigation was finished.

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