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Evidence Mounting Zika Virus Causes Paralytic Disease

Researchers have discovered the strongest evidence yet linking the Zika virus to the paralytic illness Guillain-Barre syndrome.  During the height of the viral epidemic the incidence of Guillain-Barre was 100 times the number of cases usually seen. Guillain-Barre is a normally rare condition that affects the peripheral nervous system, the nerves in arms and legs that are responsible for sensation and movement.  The immune system attacks the fatty myelin coating of the nerves...

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