U.S. Officials Concede Vaccines Led To Disorder

Law360, New York (March 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- U.S. health officials have reportedly admitted that vaccines worsened an underlying disorder in a Georgia girl, ultimately resulting in her development of autism.

According to a sealed concession by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services obtained by the Associated Press Wednesday, the government said five vaccines received by Hannah Poling in 2000 aggravated her mitochondrial disorder, resulting in autism-like symptoms.

Hannah and her family should receive payment from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, the government conceded,...
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