Neurology Today (October 4 2012) reported that “children with underlying neurological conditions were 6.5 times more likely to have seizures and other neurological complications from the H1N1
virus than those without a chronic illness”. A report on 506 children who had to be hospitalized for H1N1 who then developed neurological signs had a pre-existing medical condition and 42.8 percent had a pre-existing neurological disorder. Seizure was found in 7.5 percent of the cases and 1.4 percent of the children suffered encephalitis/encephalopathy. This suggests the significant of this disease for children who are already more vulnerable.