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H1N1 vaccine linked to potentially fatal nervous system condition: study

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Rebecca Smith
London Telegraph [1]
July 11, 2012

The swine flu vaccine used during the pandemic may increase the risk nervous system disorder that causes temporary paralysis almost three fold, a study has found.

Researchers in Canada have found that for every million doses of the H1N1 pandemic vaccine that were administered in 2009/10 there were two extra cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome which can be fatal in extreme cases.

The benefits of vaccination still outweighed the risks, they concluded as the risk of death from H1N1 in the region was one in 2,500.

It was found the increased risk was between 12 per cent and three fold, due to small numbers involved.

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