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Zika virus may be linked to rare syndrome that causes paralysis

ERADICATION CAMPAIGN: A Health Ministry employee fumigating a home in El Salvador on Jan 21 to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus .

Rio de Janeiro

A MOSQUITO-BORNE virus that has been linked to severe brain damage in infants may be causing another health crisis as well, Brazilian officials and doctors warn: hundreds of cases of a rare syndrome in which patients can be almost completely paralysed for weeks.