The family of a 9-year old girl who developed autism after a series of vaccinations have won their case and will receive compensation from a government vaccine fund.
It was revealed last week that the US government had agreed back in November to pay compensation to 9-year old Hannah Poling who they conceded developed 'symptoms of autism' after receiving a series of childhood vaccinations.
Hannah reportedly developed a fever after receiving scheduled vaccinations for haemophilus influenzae, chickenpox, polio, MMR, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and polio, in 2000 when she was 18 months old. Investigations revealed encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and autism-like symptoms such as poor communication skills soon followed. She was diagnosed with autism in 2001.