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Doctor suffers severe reaction after Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine


A 32-year-old female doctor in Mexico’s northern state of Nuevo Leon suffered severe allergic reactions after receiving the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine.

The identity of the woman has not been revealed, but Mexican authorities said they are studying her case.

The doctor was admitted to the intensive care unit of a public hospital after she experienced seizures, difficulty breathing and a skin rash.

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“The initial diagnosis is encephalomyelitis,” the Health Ministry said in a statement released on Friday night.

Encephalomyelitis is an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

The ministry added that the doctor has a history of allergic reactions and said that there is no evidence from clinical trials that anyone has developed an inflammation of the brain after the vaccine’s application.

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Pfizer and BioNTech are yet to react.

More than 126,500 people have died from COVID-19 in Mexico.

The country began distributing the first round of COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers on Dec. 24.