Nerve Disease from H1N1 vaccine — Teenager diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome after flu shot

November 12, 5:51 PM
LA Health Technology Examiner

Victoria Nicks

The 1976 swine flu vaccine program resulted in hundreds of cases of a rare nerve disease called Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). This condition results in numbness and weakness in the lower limbs, which spreads upwards through the body. Some patients require hospitalization and artificial respiration due to an inability to control breathing. The paralysis associated with this condition may resolve over time, but nerve damage can also be permanent.

Teenager diagnosed with GBS

A fourteen year old boy has been diagnosed with GBS, hours after receiving his swine flu shot. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 other people have been diagnosed with GBS across the nation since the swine flu vaccine program began in early October.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

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