FDA Probes Vaccine's Tie To Brain Illness

  1. WASHINGTON -- The government is investigating five reports of teenagers who came down with a serious neurological disorder after receiving a new vaccine against meningitis.

    Doctors don't yet know whether the cases of Guillain Barre syndrome are related to the shot, called Menactra, or are coincidence, the Food and Drug Administration emphasized Friday.

    The government recommends the vaccine for adolescents and college freshmen living in dormitories, and FDA said there was no reason to change that advice _ but it alerted the public as a precaution.

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  3. by   oramar
    I am glad that the teenagers are recovering. It will be interesting to follow this story. There is a possibility that the vaccine is causing the condition but on the other hand it may no. Nothing to do but further studies.