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New study ‘strongest’ proof Zika causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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ZIKA VIRUS. Ana Beatriz is held by her father Alipio Martin during a medical appointment at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil, January 29, 2016. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA
Zika is usually no more harmful than a bad cold or mild flu, but global anxiety about the mosquito-borne virus has been driven by its probable link to microcephaly and GBS

GENEVA, Switzerland (Mar. 5, 2016) — A study published this week was the strongest piece of evidence yet that that the Zika virus causes the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome, but more research was needed, the UN said Friday, March 4.

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Growing evidence linking Zika to microcephaly

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ZIKA VIRUS. A picture made available on February 12, 2016 of Patricia Vieira de Araujo (L) holding her one-month-old granddaughter Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the Zika virus during her mother’s pregnancy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 11, 2016. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA
‘We are still dealing with a very much evolving situation,’ says Bruce Aylward, WHO chief on outbreaks and health emergencies

GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 20, 2016) — The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, February 19, it could still take months to determine for certain that the Zika virus causes the serious birth defect microcephaly, but said evidence was growing.

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