Just about any vaccine can lead to a paralysis, a condition called Guillain- Barre (GEE-ON- Baray). However, with all the talk about the swine flu- there is renewed interest in the swine vaccine and Guillain Barre. Here is an article I came across.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
The silence is almost deafening in the American press when it comes to publishing information about the potentially lethal link between swine flu vaccine and Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a dread nerve disorder. While other parts of the world are not much better informed, information about the link reached the public in the United Kingdom in mid-August—but only after two letters were leaked to the Daily Mail. The letters were addressed to 600 senior British neurologists. One was from the UK’s Health Protection Agency and the other from the Association of British Neurologists.
The specter of Guillain-Barre is too dangerous to be ignored in the United States, and news that it may be caused by the swine flu vaccine should not be soft-pedaled. Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disorder that ravages the protective sheathing of the nerves, affecting the brain and the spinal cord, and can cause paralysis to the point that patients must be put on respirators in order to breathe. GBS can cause death or permanent disability, and there is no treatment or cure. Although no one knows its exact cause, physicians know it can be triggered by surgery or by vaccinations such as the swine flu vaccine—and the vaccine is the big concern of the moment, given the precedent of 1976…read more here..