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Following a plethora of reports one week ago concerning possible adverse events due to vaccines that killed two children in Chiapas, Mexico, the results of an investigation performed by the Mexican Institute for Social Security revealed that bacterial contamination, not linked to the vaccines, were responsible for the tragic fatalities.

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The illnesses were reported after 52 children from the rural mining community of La Pimienta were given vaccines May 8 for tuberculosis, rotavirus and Hepatitis B. Unfortunately,  31 of the children “presented adverse reactions presumably associated with the application of these vaccines,” officials said. Two of the children later died.

On May 22, the Mexican Institute for Social Security reported (computer translated) the findings of the investigation into the adverse events. Here are some of their findings:

  • Although no hypothesis is not rejected, the only vaccine given in common to all children affected was that of Hepatitis B, so the research focused on the biological.
  • The batch of the vaccine was properly certified.
  • No adverse events were recorded after 100,000 doses were administered in various parts of the country since Oct. 2014.
  • Results of blood cultures at that time showed the presence of the local external contamination, outside the biological vaccine, in particular bacteria, which was consistent with the clinical pictures of hospitalized children. Microbiology studies conducted on children reported the finding of Staphylococcus hominis, a type of bacterium commonly found in the skin of people. These findings rule out other bacteria, such as those found in the gastrointestinal tract and airways. Molecular studies demonstrated that isolated Staphylococcus hominis in different patients was the same, namely that the bacteria came from a single source of contamination.
  • In conclusion, the Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks (COFEPRIS) analysis found that the vaccine was not defective and remained in temperature. Therefore, bacterial contamination occurred during the procedure of handling and application of the vaccine.

On the health of children, as of Friday, 27 children have been discharged from hospital and are in good health. They all returned to their families and their community. The 2 children who are hospitalized are stable.

The Attorney General’s Office will continue investigating the case.

 

4 Comments

  1. Linda Pifer says:

    Terribly tragic about the children, but am relieved to learn the truth and glad to learn it was not due to the vaccine.

  2. Redpill1 says:

    Results of blood cultures at that time showed the presence of the local external contamination, outside the biological vaccine,

    A staph infection is fairly easy to diagnosis so what took so long? Everyone had to get on the same page. So we have the Mexican government who is to for their honesty and the pharmaceutical industry and their extension group the CDC possibly the Gates Foundation and the WHO involved-all know for their dishonesty and the world is to believe that the vaccine played not part. Really??? So like in the US, despite the labels on all vaccines that state do not administer if illness is obvious, other countries ignore that warning and shoot up children without do at least a cursory check up. That information will fly for the uninformed, especially in poorer parts of the world but for those who use critical thinking and common sense-NO. When has the CDC/WHO/Gates Foundation/NIH and their cohorts EVER stated
    Vaccines are dangerous and deadly. Especially in children who are malnourished, live below the poverty level and are generally not in the best of health because of their living conditions.

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
    Abraham Lincoln, (attributed)
    16th president of US (1809 – 1865)

  3. […] the investigation to conclude and that bacterial contamination was a more likely explanation.  Well that investigation has concluded and it was a bacterial source but not from the vaccines themselves but rather externally during […]

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