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Number Of Guillain-Barré Cases Rising In Zika-Affected Nations But No Proven Link Between Virus, Syndrome, WHO Says

HealthDay News: WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones
“More cases of the rare but potentially devastating neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome are appearing in some Latin American countries where the Zika virus is also present, according to the World Health Organization…” (Thompson, 2/15).

Reuters: Guillain-Barré on rise in 5 Latam countries, no proven link to Zika — WHO
“The United Nations-affiliated health group said in a weekly report Saturday that Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause temporary paralysis, has been reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname, and Venezuela. … Investigations continue to determine the cause, WHO said, noting that there was no laboratory confirmation of Zika virus in patients with GBS in Colombia and El Salvador…” (Nebehay, 2/13).