ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

CHMP says viral DNA in vaccines not harmful

November 20, 2010 1:27 AM UTC

The European Medicines Agency's CHMP concluded that the unexpected presence of viral DNA from porcine circovirus (PCV) in live attenuated vaccines does not pose a risk to public health because the virus does not cause disease in humans. CHMP identified porcine trypsin, a reagent used in vaccine manufacturing, as the most likely cause for the presence of PCV DNA and recommended that guidance be developed on use of the reagent. ...