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H1N1 may cause seizures in children

The NY Times is reporting that CDC officials are alerting doctors that H1N1/swine flu may cause seizures, after four children were hospitalized in Texas for neurological complications. All four children fully recovered without complications after being treated at a Dallas hospital.

"The announcement does not surprise doctors accustomed to seeing complications in the brain caused by the seasonal flu viruses that circulate every year.

“It’s completely to be expected given that so far this novel H1N1 flu is behaving like the seasonal flu that we are familiar with,” said Dr. Anne Moscona, a professor of pediatrics and microbiology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center ."
 
 

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