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Parental refusal to diphtheria vaccine: a fatal outcome

Amin Nordin, Syafinaz and Idris, Faridah and Awang Hama, Rukman and Ahmad Saad, Fathinul Fikri and Osman, Malina and Ghazali, Fadzillah and Isahak, Ilina (2013) Parental refusal to diphtheria vaccine: a fatal outcome. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 68 (5). pp. 435-436. ISSN 0300-5283

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We present a case of a four-year-old boy who succumbed to diphtheria following incomplete course of immunisation, which included diphtheria vaccine. This case report focuses on the issues of parental refusal to vaccines and the development of "halal" vaccines for the prevention of infectious diseases.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Diphtheria; Halal; Vaccine; Vaccine-preventable disease
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher:Malaysian Medical Association
ID Code:29718
Deposited By: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Deposited On:20 May 2015 14:44
Last Modified:04 Sep 2015 15:39

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