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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Spanish medicines agency is looking into the death of a woman who suffered a brain bleed caused by a blood clot days after getting an AstraZeneca shot, the Health Ministry said Wednesday.

    "AEMPS, other regulators and the European medicines agency EMA are gathering data and conducting a thorough investigation to determine whether, in addition to a temporal connection to the administration of the vaccine, there was a possible causative relationship", a statement read.

    The 43-year-old received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on 3 March and reported a headache within hours, which was dismissed as a common side effect. She sought medical help 10 days later after her symptoms worsened. The surgery revealed a brain bleed and swelling. She died on Monday.

    A nurse prepares an AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 at the Alonso Suazo healthcare center in Tegucigalpa, on March 15, 2021.
    © AFP 2021 / ORLANDO SIERRA
    A nurse prepares an AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 at the Alonso Suazo healthcare center in Tegucigalpa, on March 15, 2021.

    The Health Ministry said she had suffered an ischemic stroke that transformed into a brain haemorrhage.

    The woman was among three people reported to have developed a combination of unusual symptoms — blood clots and a low count of platelets — which may point to an "abnormal activation of the coagulation system, associated with the formation of blood clots in unusual places".

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