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Epidemic of acute renal failure in Haiti

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.70b (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:70

Thirty children have died in Haiti from acute renal failure, which is thought to have been caused by their ingesting contaminated paracetamol liquid. Thirty eight other children are ill.

The government called in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and the Pan American Health Organisation in Washington to investigate the epidemic, which has affected children between the ages of …

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