Coronavirus | AstraZeneca vaccine participant suffered serious neurological disorder – AS.com

The global trial of the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine candidate, considered one of the more promising among the many being developed worldwide, is facing a further setback after the New York Times reported a second trial volunteer had suffered side effects from the experimental drug.

The late stage trial was put on hold earlier this month after a case of transverse myelitis, an inflammatory syndrome that affects the spinal cord and is often sparked by viral infections, was reported in a trial participant in the UK. According to the NYT, another suspected case of transverse myelitis has now been reported. An AstraZeneca spokesperson told the US publication that in the first instance a case of undiagnosed multiple sclerosis had been detected in the first volunteer.

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