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FDA finds DNA of pig viruses in vaccine from Merck & Co

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WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has in the rotavirus vaccine "RotaTeq" by Merck & Co Fragments of two species of pig viruses found. A virus was the same as In March he also "Rotarix" vaccine Glaxo Smith Kline had been found, the authority said on Thursday. At that time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended doctors, to use instead of the Rotarix RotaTeq. Both funds are to children from rotavirus diarrhea protect.
On Friday, the FDA wants the advisory committee for deliberations take on Rotarix. The date has already been clear for some time. Now RotaTeq also come on the agenda, said the FDA with more. Hitherto there was no evidence that the discoveries at Rotarix and RotaTeq, a Security risk.

   

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May 07, 2010 00:44 ET (04:44 GMT)

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