Guillain-Barre syndrome - updates

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Zika no longer a world public health emergency – WHO

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:58 AM

The Zika virus remains a highly significant and long term problem but it is not any more a public health emergency of international concern says a World Health Organization official

ZIKA VIRUS. This file photo taken on January 28, 2016 shows physical therapist Isana Santana treating Ruan Hentique dos Santos, suffering from microcephalia caught through an Aedes Aegypti mosquito bite, at Obras Socias irma dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 28 , 2016. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Birth defect risk 1-in-100 for Zika-infected pregnant women – study

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:57 AM

The statistical analysis of a Zika outbreak in French Polynesia in 2013 14 that spread to 2 3 of the population is the most rigorous attempt yet to quantify the risk of microcephaly

Matheus Lima, 22 kisses his two-month-old son Pietro suffering from microcephalia at the Obras Sociais Irma Dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 27, 2016. Christophe Simon/AFP

Experiments show link between Zika and fetal brain damage

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:18 AM

The findings are the first concrete evidence of a link between the mosquito borne virus and microcephaly which until now had been circumstantial

ZIKA VIRUS. A soldier fumigates against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito as part of the campaign against Zika, Dengue and Chikunguna in Habana, Cuba, February 22, 2016. File photo by EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa

New study 'strongest' proof Zika causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome – WHO

Mar 05, 2016 - 12:15 AM

Zika is usually no more harmful than a bad cold or mild flu but global anxiety about the mosquito borne virus has been driven by its probable link to microcephaly and GBS

ZIKA VIRUS. Ana Beatriz is held by her father Alipio Martin during a medical appointment at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil, January 29, 2016. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA

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Mar 01, 2016 - 7:41 PM

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Zika can trigger severe neurological disorder – study

Mar 01, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Scientists confirm that the Zika virus sweeping Latin America can also trigger a dangerous neurological disorder

HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Colombia reports 37,000 Zika cases, over 6,300 in pregnant women

Feb 21, 2016 - 7:16 AM

Health authorities project that more than 600 000 people will be infected with the Zika virus this year in Colombia

HEALTH THREAT. Doctor William Araya shows a jar with larvas of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, that transmit the Zika virus, the Dengue and the Chikunguna, at a laboratory in San Jose, Costa Rica, January 27, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Growing evidence linking Zika to microcephaly – WHO

Feb 20, 2016 - 9:38 AM

We are still dealing with a very much evolving situation says Bruce Aylward WHO chief on outbreaks and health emergencies

ZIKA VIRUS. A picture made available on February 12, 2016 of Patricia Vieira de Araujo (L) holding her one-month-old granddaughter Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the Zika virus during her mother's pregnancy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 11, 2016. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

WHO launches $56 million Zika response plan

Feb 17, 2016 - 9:02 PM

The UN s health agency says it needed 25 million to fund its own response plan while an additional 31 million would support the work of key partners

FIGHTING ZIKA VIRUS. Workers fumigate a train car at a train depot in Seoul's Gangseo Ward, South Korea, 17 February 2016, as a precaution against the spread of the Zika virus. Photo by Yonhap/EPA

US says increased Zika border screening ineffective

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Most people who are infected with Zika are asymptomatic and therefore could not be identified during the screening process says the Department of Homeland Security

ZIKA VIRUS. An employee of the municipality of Chacao fumigates the hall of a school during efforts to prevent the possible spread of the Zika virus in the country, in Caracas, Venezuela, February 5, 2016. File photo by Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia

Feb 06, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Colombia s National Health Institute says the patients died after contracting the virus and developing a rare neurological disorder called Guillain Barre syndrome

FIRST DEATHS. Health officials of Colombia and the National Health Institute seen during a press conference in Bogota, Colombia, February 5, 2016. At least 3 people have died in Colombia with 'confirmed history' of Zika and other six cases are currently under study, as reported the general director of the National Institute of Health (NIH), Marta Lucia Ospina. Photo by EPA/Leonardo Muñoz

South America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

Feb 04, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Ministers from 14 countries held talks in Uruguay to plot their response to the growing crisis with fears the virus could spread worldwide

A Mexican Health Ministry worker fumigates a house in Oaxaca, Mexico, 02 February 2016. Mario Arturo Martinez/EPA

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Feb 03, 2016 - 6:45 PM

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Zika virus: US reports sexually transmitted case

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:21 AM

UPDATED The case in Texas fuels fears over the rapid spread of the disease blamed for a surge in the number of brain damaged babies

DANGER. A view in a macro lens of Aedes aegypti mosquito, at the epidemiology department of Guatemala city, Guatemala, February 1, 2016. Esteban Biba/EPA