18 Jul 2019

Philippines: falsified rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin- update

World Health Organization issue a second alert about circulating falsified rabies vaccine and rabies immunoglobulin in the Philippines Philippines: falsified rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin- update
  • This updates the news item of 9 July 2019

In January 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a Medical Product Alert confirming the identification of falsified ‘Verorab’ rabies vaccine being used in Philippines [1].

On 17 July 2019, the WHO issued a new Medical Product Alert about three different falsified rabies vaccines (Verorab, Speeda and Rabipur) and one falsified rabies immunoglobulin product (Equirab) identified in the country [2]. There is no evidence that the product has been distributed outside of the Philippines.

Health care professionals with concerns about a patient who may have received falsified rabies vaccine in the Philippines can call the Public Health England Rabies and Immunoglobulin Service (RIgS) for further advice.

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