Explainer: what autoimmune disorder is newly linked to Zika?

The ongoing Zika virus outbreak in South America has brought media and research attention to several rare neurological disorders. Early reports suggested links between Zika infection and microcephaly (abnormal smallness of the head) in newborn infants. These were quickly followed by reports of increased rates of auto-immune disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome in Zika-infected adults. The most ...

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