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Guillain Barre at work

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 24, 2006
  • 03:53 AM

I work in the sterile processing department of a hospital. Recently one of my co-workers became infected with GB, it has been about 25 days and he cannot move his legs. 1 year and four months earlier another one of my co-workers contracted GB, he recovered fully in 14 days. Both co-workers are male, the one who currently has GB is 22 and the previous was 23. Could there possibly be something in the department that is causing this, and if so how do I protect myself?

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  • I contracted GBS, Miller-Fisher variant three years ago. My first symption was a dry cough which I thought to be a allergy to pollen. That continued for 4-5 days before my tongue became cold sensitive, my vision became blurry and my muscles became weaker and weaker and I had to be admitted to hospital. I was at Shands hospital in Gainesville, Florida which is connected to the University of Florida medical school. Several top Neurologists examined me and followed my case. None claimed to know what causes this illness. I understand there has been a link to flu shots and a bacteria from undercooked poultry. Did your co-workers recently receive vaccinations? In the area I live, folks who have had Guillain Barre are discouraged from having the annual flu shot. You may want to contact the Center for Disease control in Atlanta and seek their advice.Good luck to you,Charlie Sauls
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    • August 31, 2006
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