April 8, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Four years ago, Qiang Qiang was a healthy boy. Now, he is epileptic and has trouble keeping up at school — problems that emerged after a vaccination against Japanese encephalitis.
The seven-year-old is one of dozens of youngsters in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi whose parents believe their children may have suffered serious side effects from vaccines in the country’s latest public health scare.
“His teacher at school tells us he is dumb, that he has short memory and cannot follow classes,” his father Gao Changhong told AFP.