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Cough Syrup Linked to 66 Gambian Deaths May Be in Other Countries, WHO Warns

  • Indian-made treatments may have caused 66 child deaths: WHO
  • India says cough syrups went only to Gambia, not sold locally
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The World Health Organization has warned that a deadly batch of cough mixture connected to the deaths of dozens of children in Gambia may have been distributed to other countries.

The agency on Wednesday placed a medical product alert on cough and cold syrups made by India’s Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd., which have been potentially linked to acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children in the tiny West African nation, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing.