As we have been working on this series two significant events have occurred. The Philippine Department of Health has revealed a 21 per cent increase in Dengue infections in the Philippines following the Dengavaxia death claims and suspension of a public vaccination program. It has resulted in 700 children dead, also a year on year significant increase.
At the same time, Dengavaxia is to be approved by the EU, as dengue in emerging in EU countries.
No other country has followed the Philippine claims of Dengvaxia deaths or reacted to the claims.
We now return to our normal programming.