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Glaxo’s Swine-Flu Shot Linked to Narcolepsy in U.K. Kids

GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s Pandemrix swine-flu vaccine was associated with an increased risk of narcolepsy in U.K. children for the first time in a study that supports similar findings in Finland and Sweden.

Among 75 children between the ages of 4 and 18 diagnosed with narcolepsy, 11 had been vaccinated with Pandemrix before symptoms began, seven of them within six months, scientists at the U.K. Health Protection Agency found. The study was published today in the British Medical Journal.