Friday, February 12, 2016

Creeping Paralysis Linked to Zika Virus

The Zika virus, carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, and suspected of being the cause of thousands of birth deformities in Brazil, has now been linked to cases of paralysis .
The disease has moved north to Colombia, and although it is suspected of causing a specific kind of creeping paralysis, studies have not conclusively proved it.  But dozens of reports from doctors and patients are mounting evidence that it is probably so.

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