Infant in Nepal Dies Hours After Getting DPT Vaccine

Infant in Nepal Dies Hours After Getting DPT Vaccine

Six-month-old Binod Ale Magar died on Feb. 3, 2019 within hours after receiving the DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) vaccine at a health care station in the Kailali district of Nepal.1

The baby’s uncle said the child was in normal health when he was administered the vaccination around noon. “The child was crying after the vaccination. We were thinking he was crying in pain because of the vaccination. He died at night.”1

An autopsy of the child was conducted at a hospital in the city of Tikapur to determine the cause of death. It is unclear if the results of that examination have been made public.1

Two other children, three-year-old Mihika Chaudhary and two-month-old Dipika Chaudhary, also received the DPT vaccine that day and became ill and developed rashes throughout their bodies.They were taken for treatment at Tikapur Hospital, where the autopsy is being performed on the baby who died after DPT vaccination.1

The United States no longer uses DPT vaccine, which contains whole cell pertussis vaccine, one of the most reactive childhood vaccines. In 1996, a purified acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine was licensed for infants in the U.S. and, although DTaP can still cause serious reactions like brain inflammation, numerous studies have demonstrated that acellular pertussis vaccine is far less reactive than DPT.2

According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), reactions to both whole cell pertussis vaccine inDPT and acellular pertussis vaccine in DTaP usually occur within 72 hours or a week of vaccination, including high fever, severe swelling and pain at the injection site, convulsions, high pitched screaming, collapse/shock (hypotonic/hyporesponsive episodes) and body rashes.3

Learn more about how to recognize symptoms and signs of vaccine reactions here.


References:

1 Chaudhary G. Six-month-old dies, two others fall ill after ‘vaccination’The Kathmandu Post Feb. 5, 2019.
2 Fisher BL. The Pertussis Vaccine Blame Game. NVIC Newsletter Sept. 12, 2018.
3 National Vaccine Information Center. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Pertussis Vaccine: Can Pertussis Vaccine Cause Injury and Death? NVIC.org.

4 Responses to "Infant in Nepal Dies Hours After Getting DPT Vaccine"

  1. Hannah   February 21, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Does anyone know who is funding these DPT shots in Nepal? It’s a crime that they are not being given the DTaP.

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  2. Deny   February 21, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I am hearing too many in groups and sites of Napal’s children reactions! Our son reacted horribly to the DPT and it was his first! He past within 72 hours with all kinds of symptons happening. His twin sister waking up screaming, sick on medicines for a year fighting infections! Very scary!! Sending prayers to all the babes, children, & adults that receive immunizations! May they be blessed and watched over. I just don’t understand WHY people dont READ about the ingredients and what they do!!! Really? THEY are responsible for their patient, or child! WE MUST KNOW before we say Yes or No. See this site to see how Napal is funded~~~ https://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases/nepal-enacts-bill-strengthen-national-immunization-program-reduce-dependency

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    • teri   February 22, 2019 at 9:35 am

      Why? Perhaps for the same reasons you didn’t?

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      • Carol Jackson   February 25, 2019 at 4:35 pm

        It’s a complicated problem. I am a rabid “anti-vaxxer” and gave my pregnant daughter so much information about the dangers of vaccines and then when we found out she was going to vaccinate about how to lessen the chance of reactions with vitamin C, no Tylenol, no antibiotics, and trying Dr. Paul Thomas’ alternative schedule. What has she done- vaccinated her baby fully according to what her pediatrician has advised. She is extremely frightened not to. The pediatrician must have really done a number on her. She also says she did her own research. I blame the mainstream media for this. You will read zero news stories that say anything at all negative about vaccines or even questioning them in main stream publications because pharma advertising dollars control it all. The last area that is to blame is our legislators. They are trying to take away our right to religious or philosophical exemptions to refuse vaccines in all the states. That will be the only recourse when my daughter finally comes around and wants to do things differently. I’ve stopped blaming her for her decisions. She’s only believing what the vast majority of people believe thanks to a very broken, greedy system.

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