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WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones

Posted 15 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 – More cases of the rare but potentially devastating neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome are appearing in some Latin American countries where the Zika virus is also present, according to the World Health Organization. The United Nations-affiliated health group said in a weekly report Saturday that Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can cause temporary paralysis, has ...

150 People May Have Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim: CDC

Posted 29 May 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 – At least 150 people may have had contact with a New Jersey man who died Monday in that state of Lassa fever, but most of them aren't at serious risk of infection, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. The unidentified 55-year-old man had returned to the United States on May 17 after traveling to Liberia in West Africa. Lassa fever is a viral disease that's common in ...

U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC

Posted 26 May 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 – A man who returned to the United States after traveling to Liberia in West Africa has died of Lassa fever, federal health officials reported. Lassa fever is a viral disease that's common in West Africa but rarely seen in the United States. This is only the sixth known case of Lassa fever in a traveler returning to the United States since 1969, according to the U.S. ...

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