U.S. probes neurological problems, Sanofi vaccine

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  • Saturday, 01 Oct 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are investigating if a Sanofi-Aventis meningitis vaccine may have caused five cases of a rare neurological disorder that can paralyze its victims, the government announced on Friday. 

The patients -- all 17 or 18 years old -- developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS, after receiving Sanofi's Menactra vaccine, which was approved for sale in January. All are recovering or have recovered, officials said. 

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