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Zika 'link' to paralysing myelitis: researchers

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 21:40

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The Zika virus, suspected of causing brain damage in babies and a neurological disorder in adults, has also been linked to the paralysing myelitis disorder, French researchers said on Tuesday.

[PARIS] The Zika virus, suspected of causing brain damage in babies and a neurological disorder in adults, has also been linked to the paralysing myelitis disorder, French researchers said on Tuesday.

A 15-year-old girl diagnosed with acute myelitis in Guadeloupe in January, had high levels of Zika in her cerebrospinal fluid, said Annie Lannuzel of the University Hospital Center Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe - the first-ever published "proof of a link" between the virus and the disease.

AFP

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