If you have been vaccinated against the swine flu H1N1 in 2009, it is possible that you may be one of those thousands that suffer from Narcolepsy. According to a study by a leading British newspaper, the vaccine would have increased the number of patients suffering from this serious disease.
The swine flu also known as H1N1 , was presented by media as the one of the major pandemics of the 21st century. Although some still say that media had hugely exaggerated the scale of the disease, still the panic created by the disease resulted in European governments importing hundreds of thousands of vaccines Pandemrix.
Four years later, in a study by eminent British British Medical Journal (BMJ), these vaccines resulted in thousands of cases of Narcolepsy , specially among the young children. Narcolepsy is described as a body neurological disorder in which the brain fails to properly regulate the normal sleep cycle. Sufferers can fall asleep at any time of the day: at work, during a class or in a car, which is potentially very dangerous. A sufferer may appear healthy to other persons.
The relationship between the vaccine and disease was first identified by Sweden and Finland in 2010. At that time, the company that marketed the vaccine: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), blamed that the disease was only due the local environmental conditions of Sweden and Finland. However, the recent study by BMJ shows that use of the vaccine significantly increased the risk of Narcolepsy in England among the children and people with poor health.
The people who caught Narcoplepsy by the injections of the vaccine Pandemrix, may have to live with the sleep disorder for the rest of their lives. Did you or your family have been injected by this vaccine against the virus H1N1 ?