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Monday, February 7, 2011

Sanofi Flu Vaccine 'FluZone' Associated With Rise In Febrile Seizures

**Just another in an ever expanding list of side effects with taking a flu shot.**

US probing seizures reported after Sanofi flu shot

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are investigating a rise in reports of a type of seizure following vaccination with a Sanofi-Aventis SA (SASY.PA) (SNY.N) flu vaccine, the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday.

The febrile seizures, or seizures related to a fever, have primarily been reported in children younger than 2, the FDA said in a statement on its website.

The FDA said 42 cases of febrile seizures had been reported as of Dec. 13 and it and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were investigating if they could have been caused by the vaccine, called Fluzone, or if other factors were involved, the FDA said

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