By Chris King •
Published: 21 Mar 2021 • 2:18
Menorca Woman Suffers Possible Adverse Reaction From AstraZeneca Jab.
MENORCA Woman Suffers A Possible Adverse Reaction From AstraZeneca Vaccination
The Menorca Health service has reported a 38-year-old woman being hospitalised by a possible adverse reaction to the AstraZeneca vaccination that she had received around two weeks previously.
The woman reportedly had her first dose of the vaccine on March 6 and went to the Emergency Service of the Mateu Orfila Hospital last Sunday 14 with an intense headache, a symptom that improved with the administration of a painkiller.
On Thursday 18, after her health deteriorated more, she was treated again in the emergency department, after experiencing neck and back pain, and weakness in her legs.
She was admitted to the Neurology ward where she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré (GBS) and, on Friday afternoon, was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Mateu Orfila Hospital in Mahón.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages the protective layers of the nerves and causes muscle weakness, and has been shown to affect only one or two cases per 100,000 people every year.
The exact cause of this syndrome is still unknown, except that it is a disorder that appears days or weeks after a respiratory or digestive infection, and on rare occasions, it can be caused by surgery, but medical experts say that the association with a vaccination process is extremely rare.
They have called for calm and asked the public to keep in mind that on Thursday, a report prepared by the European Medicines Agency pointed out that the AstraZeneca vaccine is “effective and safe” and that Spain has decided to resume vaccinations with it as of next Wednesday, as reported by moncloa.com.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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