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03 July 2007

Over 500 ill after immunisation

More than 500 people, including children, have ended up in medical centres in Pakistan.

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Over 500 ill after immunisation

More than 500 people, including children, have ended up in medical centres after an immunisation campaign in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province, the Dawn newspaper said Sunday.

The victims fell sick on Saturday when health authorities administered anti-tuberculosis and cholera vaccine to people living in the Regi neighbourhood of the provincial capital Peshawar.

"Four of my children fell unconscious soon after the administration of vaccine," Mohammad Arshad told the newspaper.

Authorities suspended the services of nine health workers who immunized the people in Regi and named a team to investigate the incident.

The vaccination campaign, initiated in the wake of torrential rains and flash floods in the province bordering Afghanistan, was also called off until the completion of the inquiry. – (Sapa)

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