Link between Zika virus and myelitis


The Zika virus can cause acute myelitis, a serious disease of all four limbs. A first case was identified in Guadeloupe, said Tuesday Tuesday Annie Lannuzel, researcher at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), whose work was published in the scientific journal The Lancet. The list of complications for people with Zika is growing: the virus also causes microcephaly and the neurological syndrome of Guillain-Barré. As a reminder, in Saint-Martin, 17 cases of biologically confirmed Zika have been identified, including a pregnant woman, according to the Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS).


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