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07 Mar 2016

Zika: Confirmation of a causal link between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Using data collected in French Polynesia, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, the CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers), the Institut Louis Malardé, the French Polynesia Hospital Centre, and the Public Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP), have shown that infection by the Zika Virus (ZIKV) increases the likelihood of contracting Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a severe form of limb paralysis that is often accompanied by respiratory impairment. GBS has been observed in countries where the Zika epidemic is prolific. The research has been published in The Lancet on the 29th of February 2016.

Cao-Lormeau VM, Blake A, Mons S, Lastere S, Roche C, Vanhomwegen J, Dub T, Baudouin L, Teissier A, Larre P, Vial AL, Decam C, Choumet V, Halstead SK, Willison HJ, Musset L, Manuguerra JC, Despres P, Fournier E, Mallet HP, Musso D, Fontanet A (corresponding author), Neil J, Ghawché F, Guillain-Barré Syndrome outbreak caused by ZIKA virus infection in French Polynesia, The Lancet, February 29, 2016.

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome outbreak caused by ZIKA virus infection in French Polynesia, The Lancet, February 29, 2016 Cao-Lormeau VM*1, Blake A*2, Mons S3, Lastere S4, Roche C1, Vanhomwegen J5,6, Dub T2, Baudouin L3, Teissier A1, Larre P7, Vial AL8, Decam C9, Choumet V6, Halstead SK10, Prof Willison HJ10, Musset L11, Manuguerra JC5,6, Prof Despres P12, Prof Fournier E13, Mallet HP8, Musso D1, Prof Fontanet A2,14,15* (corresponding author), Neil J11*, Ghawché F7* - See more at: http://www.pasteur.fr/en/institut-pasteur/press/press-documents/zika-confirmation-causal-link-between-zika-virus-and-guillain-barre-syndrome#sthash.NvnM215K.dpuf
Guillain-Barré Syndrome outbreak caused by ZIKA virus infection in French Polynesia, The Lancet, February 29, 2016 Cao-Lormeau VM*1, Blake A*2, Mons S3, Lastere S4, Roche C1, Vanhomwegen J5,6, Dub T2, Baudouin L3, Teissier A1, Larre P7, Vial AL8, Decam C9, Choumet V6, Halstead SK10, Prof Willison HJ10, Musset L11, Manuguerra JC5,6, Prof Despres P12, Prof Fournier E13, Mallet HP8, Musso D1, Prof Fontanet A2,14,15* (corresponding author), Neil J11*, Ghawché F7* - See more at: http://www.pasteur.fr/en/institut-pasteur/press/press-documents/zika-confirmation-causal-link-between-zika-virus-and-guillain-barre-syndrome#sthash.NvnM215K.dpufMore on Institut Pasteur website.
Using data collected in French Polynesia, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, the CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers), the Institut Louis Malardé, the French Polynesia Hospital Centre, and the Public Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP), have shown that infection by the Zika Virus (ZIKV) increases the likelihood of contracting Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a severe form of limb paralysis that is often accompanied by respiratory impairment. (1) GBS has been observed in countries where the Zika epidemic is prolific. The research is published today in The Lancet. (2) - See more at: http://www.pasteur.fr/en/institut-pasteur/press/press-documents/zika-confirmation-causal-link-between-zika-virus-and-guillain-barre-syndrome#sthash.NvnM215K.dpuf
Using data collected in French Polynesia, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, the CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers), the Institut Louis Malardé, the French Polynesia Hospital Centre, and the Public Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP), have shown that infection by the Zika Virus (ZIKV) increases the likelihood of contracting Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a severe form of limb paralysis that is often accompanied by respiratory impairment. (1) GBS has been observed in countries where the Zika epidemic is prolific. The research is published today in The Lancet. (2) - See more at: http://www.pasteur.fr/en/institut-pasteur/press/press-documents/zika-confirmation-causal-link-between-zika-virus-and-guillain-barre-syndrome#sthash.NvnM215K.dpuf