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Kenya: 'Tetanus Vaccine Laced With Infertility-Causing Hormone'

[Nation] The opposition on Monday re-ignited an unresolved controversial topic when its presidential candidate Raila Odinga claimed that the government administered tetanus vaccine secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility in women.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Source: Journal of Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
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Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Zika Virus Vaccination and Immunization Research National Institutes of Health Science (Journal) University of Washington Source Type: news
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Source: MMWR Surveill Summ - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Surveill Summ Source Type: research
[Nation] The Catholic Health Commission of Kenya has criticised Nasa leader Raila Odinga over a claim that the tetanus vaccine given to women of reproductive age was secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Nation] The Health ministry has dismissed claims that a tetanus vaccine given to women of reproductive age was secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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