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of 'Zika virus infection: An overview'
Zika virus infection complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome--case report, French Polynesia, December 2013.
Oehler E, Watrin L, Larre P, Leparc-Goffart I, Lastere S, Valour F, Baudouin L, Mallet H, Musso D, Ghawche F
Euro Surveill. 2014;19(9) Epub 2014 Mar 6.
Zika fever, considered as an emerging disease of arboviral origin, because of its expanding geographic area, is known as a benign infection usually presenting as an influenza-like illness with cutaneous rash. So far, Zika virus infection has never led to hospitalisation. We describe the first case of Guillain-Barrésyndrome (GBS) occurring immediately after a Zika virus infection, during the current Zika and type 1 and 3 dengue fever co-epidemics in French Polynesia.
Internal medicine department, French Polynesia Hospital Center, Pirae, Tahiti, French Polynesia.