The swine flu, a strain of the influenza virus, created mass panic among World Health officials and society in general when it showed up in Mexico in 2009.
Later that same year the H1N1 vaccine came as a saving grace as millions upon millions of people voluntarily received the vaccine hoping it would put an end to the growing pandemic.
The vaccine did halt the spreading of the disease, but health experts now wonder at what price?
Recent research in Canada reveals that Guillain-Barré syndrome may be a tragic side effect of that H1N1 vaccine.
The research shows that two additional cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome have been noted for every million doses of the vaccine given.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disease which can in the worst cases be fatal, but commonly causes temporary paralysis and muscle weakness that is progressive.
It was concluded, however, that though the vaccine may have resulted in an increased risk of the syndrome, the benefits of the H1N1 vaccine still outweigh that risk.
The findings of this research were published in Journal of the American Medical Association.
Great Britain has now taken a deeper dive in to their own numbers and has found no link between the H1N1 vaccine from 2009 and 2010 and additional cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
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