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Ireland: 30 cases of narcolepsy identified by HSE

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    30 cases of narcolepsy identified by HSE
    Updated: 16:45, Wednesday, 1 February 2012
    A group representing families who believe their children developed narcolepsy after the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine are to meet officials from the HSE and Department of Education.

    The Health Service Executive has said that it has identified 30 cases of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy as part of an investigation into a possible link between the condition and the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix.

    However, the body has said that this figure includes those who have not had a final clinical diagnosis and a small number of patients who did not receive the vaccine.

    The HSE has said that it is working to identify any potential cases as part of ongoing clinical research into any possible link and its Health Protection Surveillance Centre is leading this research.

    The results of the research are expected early this year...