Zika outbreak

Zika Mystery Deepens With Evidence of Nerve Cell Infections

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, April 6  – Top Zika investigators now believe that the birth defect microcephaly and the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome may be just the most obvious maladies caused by the mosquito-borne virus. Fueling that suspicion are recent discoveries of serious brain and spinal cord infections – including encephalitis, meningitis and myelitis – in

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Bill Gates Says Zika Response Better Than For Ebola

By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK, Feb 23 – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has turned its attention to the Zika virus outbreak, and its founders said the response to the crisis, which may be linked to devastating birth defects in South America, has been better than for the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa. “We

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