Tag Archive for ‘Guillain-Barré syndrome’
New CDC data strengthen the evidence that the risk for Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) associated with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine is similar to the risk seen with seasonal flu vaccines, according to an MMWR report.
The 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine shows “no increase above background rates” for complications like Guillain-Barré syndrome, according to preliminary CDC data released online in MMWR.
Knowledge about background rates of disease events is needed to assess events temporally related to vaccination. (more…)
The past and future flu virus … In recent weeks, an international outbreak of illness has occurred; it is caused by a new strain of influenza virus (2009 A/H1N1) that contains a combination of swine, avian, and human influenza virus genes. In this post, Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, provides some additional background information.