What is transverse myelitis, the medical condition that paused Oxford Covid vaccine trials


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British-Swedish pharma firm AstraZeneca said on Tuesday that it had halted late-stage clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine after a study participant developed an adverse reaction. Transverse myelitis is a neurological condition that occurs when both sides of the same section of a person's spinal cord get inflamed damaging myelin, which is a fatty substance that covers and protects one's nerve fibres.