Study Relates Swine Flu Vaccine with Sleeping Disorder in Children

Study Relates Swine Flu Vaccine with Sleeping Disorder in ChildrenAccording to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, a vaccine used in the year 2009-10 against swine flu, has been found to be rising the risk associated with sleeping disorder narcolepsy in case of Swiss and Finnish children and teens.

The agency has been reported to have analyzed the impact of the Pandemrix vaccine in case of children in eight European countries, following concerns raised by Sweden and Finland of increase in number of cases of narcolepsy among children protected with the immunization during the flu epidemic in 2009-10.

"The case-control study found an association between vaccination with Pandemrix and an increased risk of narcolepsy in children and adolescents (five to 19 years of age) in Sweden and Finland", the ECDC said

ECDC further affirmed that in total the number of new cases reported against the disorder after September 2009 was comparatively more in Sweden and Finland, in comparison to the other European countries analyzed.

As per their study report, in case of other six countries, including Britain, Denmark, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Norway, there was no association found relying on the statistical examination. However, other measures did point out towards the heightened risk.

Further, the report mentions many suggestions for additional study in the same context.