Archive | April 6, 2016

“Zika mystery deepens with evidence of nerve cell infections”

An Aedes aegypti mosquitoe is seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, March 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Alvin Baez

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-zika-nerves-insight-idUSKCN0X22TP

Top Zika investigators now believe that the birth defect microcephaly and the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome may be just the most obvious maladies caused by the mosquito-borne virus.

Fueling that suspicion are recent discoveries of serious brain and spinal cord infections – including encephalitis, meningitis and myelitis – in people exposed to Zika.

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