U.S. to study Zika link to Guillain-Barre in Puerto Rico

February 10, 2016 2:10 AM

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U.S. to study Zika link to Guillain-Barre in Puerto Rico

CHICAGO Experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are heading to Puerto Rico this week to study whether the mosquito-borne Zika virus will cause an increase in cases of a rare neurological disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome as the outbreak intensifies in this U.S. territory.

The World Health Organization last month predicted that Zika would spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile.

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