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CDC Team In Brazil To Investigate Possible Link Between Zika Virus, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

New York Times: Zika Virus May be Linked to Surge in Rare Syndrome in Brazil
“A mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe brain damage in infants may be causing another serious health crisis as well, Brazilian officials and doctors warn: hundreds of cases of a rare syndrome in which patients can be almost completely paralyzed for weeks…” (Romero/McNeil, 1/21).

Washington Post: U.S., Brazilian officials probing possible link between Zika virus, rare paralysis condition
“…The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent a four-member team to Brazil to help the health ministry in its investigation of the growing number of cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome and a potential connection to the Zika outbreak there. Spokeswoman Christine Pearson said Thursday that the CDC team, dispatched at Brazil’s request, has been on the ground for less than a week. It includes a neuroepidemiologist and a medical epidemiologist…” (Sun, 1/21).

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