Tagged: Guillain-Barré syndrome

A summary of the evidence for the main vaccine concerns - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 19, 2019

Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks are happening everywhere. Measles is on the rise worldwide, including in Europe and the USA. Over 900 have died in Madagascar alone since October 2018.[1] Most will be infants. Japan’s rubella epidemic has prompted traveller warnings. 367 cases have been reported this year. Venezuela has considerable problems, not helped by diphtheria coming back. Read More

Explainer: what autoimmune disorder is newly linked to Zika? - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 21, 2016

By Steven Maltby, University of Newcastle The ongoing Zika virus outbreak in South America has brought media and research attention to several rare neurological disorders. Early reports suggested links between Zika infection and microcephaly (abnormal smallness of the head) in newborn infants. These were quickly followed by reports of increased rates of auto-immune disorder Guillain-Barre … Read More

Explainer: what is Guillain-Barré syndrome and is it caused by the Zika virus? - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 04, 2016

Steven Maltby, University of Newcastle The recent outbreak of Zika virus in South America has been a cause of concern. This is not because Zika itself is a serious condition, but because it is believed to be linked to birth defects when expectant mothers are infected and to a rare but severe and progressive neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré … Read More