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Health authorities fear disease surge as some Malaysians reject vaccines

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Muslim religious authorities have waived the stringent halal requirement if suitable vaccines are not available.

Kuala Lumpur

MORE children are falling victim to contagious diseases in Muslim-majority Malaysia, worrying health authorities as parents reject immunisation programmes for fear the vaccines used infringe strict religious rules.

The deaths of five children in June from diphtheria, a

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