Between November 1995 and June 1996, 109 Haitian children inexplicably developed acute renal failure, hepatitis and pancreatitis, leading to coma and death. Of the 87 youngsters who remained in Haiti for medical care, 85 of them died. Eleven were transported to the United States for intensive care; of these, three perished. A multi-national Acute Renal Investigation Team looked into the outbreak and discovered that the youngsters had developed the deadly symptoms after ingesting acetaminophen syrup.
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