Hundreds of Children Diagnosed With Narcolepsy After H1N1 Vaccine
Narcolepsy causes severe daytime drowsiness and sudden fits of sleep. People also experience hallucinations and a series of nightmares.
"There's no doubt in my mind whatsoever that Pandemrix increased the occurrence of narcolepsy onset in children in some countries - and probably in most countries," Emmanuel Mignot, a specialist in the sleep disorder at Stanford University told Reuters.
During the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic more than 30 million people in 47 different countries received the GSK vaccine, although it was not used in the United States because it required a booster and US drug regulators are cautious of adjuvanted vaccines.
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