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China Probes Hepatitis B Vaccine’s Role in Death of Six Babies

China is investigating links between the deaths of six babies and hepatitis B vaccines that they were given as part of a national campaign to immunize against the liver disease.

The babies, who were from the provinces of Hunan, Guangdong and Sichuan, died shortly after receiving inoculations, the People’s Daily reported on its website today. A seventh death was found to be unrelated to the vaccine, according to the newspaper that’s published by China’s Communist Party.