- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

Infectious disease risk in swine flu jabs

Posted By admin On August 21, 2009 @ 4:34 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Nick Miller and Julia Medew
The Age [1]
Friday, August 21, 2009

LEADING infectious disease experts have called on the Federal Government to abandon its mass swine-flu vaccination plan because of fears the vaccine is a contamination risk that could spread blood-borne diseases.

Health Minister Nicola Roxon yesterday announced that the Government would start deploying its first batch of swine-flu vaccine in coming weeks, with an aim to vaccinate as many people as possible to prevent further spread of the virus.

But in a letter sent to Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer Jim Bishop, the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases expresses deep concern about CSL’s use of multi-dose vials for the vaccine and urged the Government to abandon its plan until it had single-dose vials.

The letter, written by the Society’s president, Associate Professor Tom Gottlieb, says multi-dose vials – bottles containing many doses of the vaccine – had been shown on many occasions to transmit infectious diseases, ”resulting in considerable morbidity and mortality”.

Full article here [1]

[2]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/infectious-disease-risk-in-swine-flu-jabs.html

URLs in this post:

[1] The Age: http://www.theage.com.au/national/infectious-disease-risk-in-swine-flu-jabs-20090820-es2a.html

[2] Image: http://prisonplanet.tv/signup.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.