Paralyzing Guillain-Barre Syndrome More Than Doubles In Zika-Affected Caribbean Countries

As evidence mounts that Zika infection can cause the paralyzing side effect Guillain-Barré syndrome, instances of Guillain-Barré have skyrocketed in Caribbean and Latin American countries hit by the virus.

Health officials and researchers from Latin America have reported that cases of Guillain-Barré increased by as much as 877 percent in Venezuela, and, at the very least, rates doubled elsewhere, the officials said in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine.

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