UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Philippine Public Attorney’s Office has now examined five children who died after receiving the Dengvaxia vaccine for dengue fever.
The latest child, a 13-year-old boy who died in Bulacan province on Jan. 3, showed massive bleeding in the brain.
Dr. Erwin Erfe told the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Wednesday that the boy also showed blood in the scalp, heart, lungs and stomach.
Erfe is director of the Forensic Laboratory in the Public Attorney’s Office.
The public attorney is looking into cases of children who died suffering from enlarged organs and severe bleeding after taking the dengue fever drug.
Erfe noted the signs and symptoms occurred within six months of the last Dengvaxia injection.
Erfe told CNN Philippines that the findings are still inconclusive.
In early January, the Philippine Food and Drug Administration suspended the clearance for Dengvaxia.