Did the 2009 flu vaccine give people narcolepsy? Experts blame spike in sleep disorder on the shot - which the US has stockpiled for the next swine flu outbreak | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Did the 2009 flu vaccine give people narcolepsy? Experts blame spike in sleep disorder on the shot - which the US has stockpiled for the next swine flu outbreak

An emergency stock of powerful flu vaccines may cause narcolepsy, and scientists are still trying to work out why.

In 2009, the H1N1 or swine flu pandemic swept the globe, killing an estimated 284,000 people.

In many countries in Europe, people were given an adjuvant vaccine against the illness, meaning it contained ingredients intended to ramp up the body's immune responses to the flu exposure.

Many people still got the flu, and scientists noticed a spike in cases of the rare sleep disorder, narcolepsy, following the pandemic.

Now, researchers believe the shot may have triggered an autoimmune disease that in turn caused narcolepsy and are attempting to prove it before another swine flu pandemic heads for the US and we need to dip into the adjuvant stockpile.

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