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Zika and paralysis in adults

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Zika can hurt the heads and brains of babies. 

It can also lead to paralysis adults.

See also: Could Zika paralyze hundreds of U.S. adults?

Molly Riehl talked about the link between Zika and Guillain Barre Syndrome, an unpredictable neurological disorder, recently for a segment aired on NewsBeat Health and NewsBeat Social.

One expert, Lee Norman of the U.S. Army, told her “We can’t narrowly focus our attention [on pregnant women] like a razor beam,” he said. “Zika virus is an equal opportunity virus.”

For a look at more about what Riehl and the experts she interviewed said about Zika and Guillain Syndrome, see the video below.

For a Spanish-language video showing people affected by Zika and Guillain Barre Syndrome in El Salvado, click here.

See also: Weakened Brazil contends with a new, deadly threat


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