Tag: Guillain-Barré syndrome

Clinician Katherine Hall Claims Alexander The Great Had Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Declared Dead 6 Days Before He Died

Alexander the Great's body did not decay for nearly a week after his death. Katherine Hall said this and symptoms of the ancient conqueror's illness suggest he likely had the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

Feature | Health January 27, 2019

The Zika Virus' Effects On Babies As They Grow Up Are Heartbreaking

Scientists are just starting to find out the heartbreaking effects of the Zika virus on babies that were born infected with it. The babies, followed in a study by the CDC, are facing significant developmental difficulties.

Public Health December 15, 2017

Food-Borne Bacterium From Improperly Cooked Chicken Found To Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Researchers have found that improperly cooked chicken meat contain a bacterium that can cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Their findings also hinted at how treating the autoimmune condition can be improved.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 11, 2016

Scientists Find Strong Link Between Zika And Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Researchers from the Pan American Health Organization have found a strong connection between the Zika outbreaks and increased incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome. In some Zika-affected countries, rates of temporarily paralyzed patients rose by as much as 877 percent.

Public Health September 1, 2016

How Does Zika Virus Affect Babies And Older Children?

The Zika virus is known to affect pregnant women and their developing fetus in the womb — but what are Zika effects on children and should they be a cause for concern? Here are tips to protect kids from the virus.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016

Zika Is A Deadly Virus: This Is How It Can Kill You

Recent deaths of patients infected with Zika show the mosquito-borne virus, which do not often cause symptoms in infected individuals, can kill. Here's how the virus attacks.

Public Health May 1, 2016

Another Reason To Fear Zika: Mosquito-Borne Virus Mutates Quickly

The dreaded Zika virus may have mutated rapidly that is why it has caused serious complications that were not seen in past outbreaks. The researchers have found that there is a line between the virus found in Africa and the strain first seen in Asia, where the strain causing microcephaly originated.

Life April 17, 2016

Zika Virus And Neurological Problems: Mystery Link Between The Two Continues To Deepen

The mystery link between Zika virus and neurological disorders continues to deepen with every new report collated from all over the world. Although not yet completely proven, microcephaly and Guillain Barre syndrome have become the most common possible neurological disorders associated with the virus.

Life April 6, 2016

WHO Sees Scientific Consensus On Zika Link To Microcephaly, Neurological Disorders

The link between Zika virus and microcephaly and other neurological disorders has reached a strong scientific consensus, according to the World Health Organization. These neurological disorders include the Guillain-Barre Syndrome that can cause temporary paralysis.

Life April 1, 2016

Scientists May Have Found Evidence That Zika Causes Temporary Paralysis

A new study linked the Zika virus to the neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome. In a major Zika outbreak years ago, 24 out of 100,000 Zika patients emerged likely to develop GBS - versus only one or two out of 100,000 in Europe and North America.

Life March 1, 2016

Latin America Sees Increase In Paralysis Syndrome Along With Rising Zika Virus Cases

Zika virus has been linked with the sudden surge of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The World Health Organization reports increase GBS cases in Latin American countries.

Life February 16, 2016

Zika Link To Birth Defects Microcephaly, Guillain-Barre Syndrome Could Be Confirmed Within Weeks: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the link between Zika virus and two neurological diseases could be confirmed within weeks. This followed the sudden increase of microcephaly cases among infants born to mothers infected with the virus.

Life February 13, 2016

Zika Virus Could Infect Four Million People By End Of 2016 As Scientists Warn Vaccine Is 10 Years Away

Zika virus continues to plague certain parts of the world. Experts are worried, however, that a vaccine and diagnostic tests for the disease may still be 10 years away from now.

Life January 29, 2016

Rare Paralysis Condition May Have Links To Zika Virus

Cases of a rare paralysis condition increased in areas where Zika virus is circulating. Health officials are investigating if the virus is associated with the disorder called Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

Life January 22, 2016

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