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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Does swine flu induce narcolepsy?

    I had swine flu and have felt tired ever since - is it because of the illness that it has occurred?
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    The Sleep Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of ‘valuing sleep’ as part of a healthy lifestyle alongside regular exercise, a … View Profile

    Around the time of the swine flu pandemic and the introduction of the swine flu vaccine, in some countries it was noted that there was a small increase in the number of new narcolepsy cases diagnosed. It is not clear whether the increase in narcolepsy cases seen was a result of swine flu itself or the swine flu vaccination, with research being inconclusive. Most importantly, the number of narcolepsy cases was very small with millions of swine flu vaccinations, so this should not be a reason to avoid swine flu vaccination if another pandemic occurs. Click here for more information on narcolepsy. narcolepsy)

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