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Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme

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Over 1,000 people died of the disease in the country last year

By Tom Allard and Karen Lema

MANILA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.

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