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Oct. 3: Zika Topic of the Week


Learn about Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Guillain-Barré syndrome, an uncommon illness of the nervous system, is strongly associated with Zika.

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 Guillain-Barré syndrome is an uncommon illness of the nervous system, which causes a person’s immune system to damage the nerve cells, leading to muscle weakness, and sometimes, paralysis. Research suggests GBS is strongly associated with Zika.  
 CDC has been working with the Puerto Rico Department of Health to help establish a surveillance system for Guillain-Barré syndrome. Daniel Pastula is among the responders who are investigating the link between Zika and GBS. Read his story:  
 Did you know? Guillain-Barré syndrome is rare. Most people fully recover from GBS, though some have permanent damage. Very few people die from GBS. However, GBS symptoms can be serious. Learn more about GBS and Zika:  
 Researchers continue to learn more about Guillain-Barré syndrome, including the link between GBS and Zika. Take steps to protect yourself from Zika:  

 Did you know? There are 1-2 cases of #GBS for every 100,000 people in the US. Learn more about GBS and #Zika  
 Did you know? Most #GBS cases occur for no known reason & clusters are unusual. Learn more about GBS and #Zika  
 Guillain-Barré syndrome is linked w/ #Zika. Prevent Zika by avoiding mosquito bites  
 Symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome include weakness in arms & legs. GBS is linked w/#Zika Learn more

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