Zika Virus and Guillain–Barré Syndrome
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Zika is a virus transmitted primarily by the Aedes genus mosquito bites. Most people are asymptomatic or present with mild symptoms; however, after the Zika virus outbreak reported in several countries, an increase in the number of cases with neurological complications including Guillain-Barré syndrome were identified. Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare immune-mediated neurological disorder characterized by rapid progression of symptoms including weakness, paralysis and in some cases death. Due to the wide spectreum of symptoms, early interventions are essential for a good prognosis and long term outcomes.
KeywordsZika virus Guillain-Barré syndrome
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