Sunday, February 07, 2010

Two Canadians partially paralyzed after receiving the H1N1 shot

Two Canadians have been diagnosed with the paralyzing condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome after taking the H1N1 swine flu shot two weeks prior. It's uncertain whether the two incidents are related, doctors say.

In Markham, Ontario, Canada last month, two Canadians were diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which paralyzes your body, after receiving the H1N1 Swine flu shot, according to the Toronto Sun.

The first patient, Donna Hartlen, a Whitby resident who is a mother blames the H1N1 shot she received on Dec. 13. She cannot stand without leaning on a walker, her legs are too numb to allow her to walk, the right side of her face is paralyzed, she cannot chew her food properly and her right eye cannot blink, therefore she wears a bandage.

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