GlaxoSmithKline ordered a recall of certain batches of Infanrix Hexa in 20 countries around the world for a possible risk of contamination with bacillus cereus, Examiner reported Friday.
Bacillus cereus can cause food poisoning and intestinal disorders and is generally found in food and soil.
The withdrawal took place in Albania, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, the Netherlands, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Great Britain and Vietnam.
The recall followed a retrospective survey, conducted by the manufacturing company, which found the possible risk of contamination in production areas.
The hexavalent vaccine is given to children in three doses for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, haemophilus B and whooping cough.