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Newly published data reveal in greater depth the problem Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengvaxia vaccine poses to children who have never experienced a dengue infection.

The findings, first revealed by the company last November, were the basis of an April decision by a World Health Association expert panel to recommend the vaccine only be given to children who have tested positive for a prior dengue infection. There is no such test at the moment.

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  • I think that most people with a previous Denge infection would be able to remember it and get the vaccine without a test. My nephew got Denge when he was in India; it was like a hemorrhagic fever (bleeding and low platelet counts).

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