Zika virus can cause severe neurological disorder: Study

Posted on:01 Mar 2016 14:02:26
Zika virus can cause severe neurological disorder: Study
01 March 2016 Current Affairs: New research in France, gives the first evidence that Zika virus might cause a severe neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome.The study was carried out using blood samples from 42 patients who became ill in a previous outbreak. The study said, patients developed the neurological problems around six days after Zika infection.Leading scientists described the study as compelling. Zika was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation in early February.
New research in France, gives the first evidence that Zika virus might cause a severe neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome.The study was carried out using blood samples from 42 patients who became ill in a previous outbreak. The study said, patients developed the neurological problems around six days after Zika infection.Leading scientists described the study as compelling. Zika was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation in early February.

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