Additional Neurological Disorder Might Be Linked With Zika, Researchers Report

The Guardian: Zika virus may cause broader range of brain disorders than previously believed
“The Zika virus may cause a wider range of brain disorders than previously thought, according to a small study released on Sunday. Scientists already suspect the mosquito and sex-spread virus causes fetal brain disorder and temporary paralysis…” (Yuhas, 4/10).

Reuters: Brazilian scientists find new Zika-linked brain disorder in adults
“…[Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM,] typically occurs in the aftermath of an infection, causing intense swelling in the brain and spinal cord that damages myelin, the white protective coating surrounding nerve fibers. It results in weakness, numbness, and loss of balance and vision, symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis…” (Steenhuysen, 4/10).

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