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The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating an increase in cases of narcolepsy in Finland may be related to a vaccine against influenza A, that body donated to 18 countries, including three American. The disorder is a pathological condition that occurs in the affected access irresistible sleep at any time.
The Government of Finland reported that are occurring cases of narcolepsy among vaccinated against influenza between 4 and 19 years, said WHO representative Gregory Hart, which indicated that those affected receive the vaccine “Pandemics” Manufacturer Galax.
In Helsinki, the National Institute of Health and Welfare of Finland (THL) published a study showing that the H1N1 flu vaccine Pandemics, manufactured by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, multiplies the risk of childhood narcolepsy.
“The observed association is so obvious that it is unlikely that other factors may fully explain this phenomenon,” the investigators said in a statement.
According to the research, between 2009 and 2010 were diagnosed 60 cases of narcolepsy in Finnish children and adolescents between 4 and 19 years, of which 52 (almost 90%) had been vaccinated against the H1N1 virus with the preparation Pandemics.
The phenomenon led the Finnish health authorities to stop using this vaccine as a preventive measure to determine their possible side effects.
WHO representative in Geneva said that Pandemics is a monovalent, i.e., that only carries the H1N1 influenza virus. Hart said that other vaccines used in the flu season and have the seasonal flu virus have not caused problems.
On the other hand, said he also has been reported of narcolepsy in two other Nordic nations, Sweden and Iceland, but that “in these two countries, unlike in Finland, it is unclear whether the victims were immunized with this vaccine.”
“We welcome the transparency shown by the Government of Finland to quickly disclose these cases from narcolepsy,” said the representative.
Harlot acknowledged that WHO donated 36 million doses of vaccine, “Pandemics” to 18 developing countries, but said so far, “we have not heard of who have been cases of narcolepsy.”
The list of countries receiving “Pandemics” is the following: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cuba, North Korea, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Namibia, Philippines, Tajikistan, Togo, Rwanda, Kenya, Mongolia and Senegal.