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Euro Surveill. 2014 Mar 6;19(9). pii: 20720.

Zika virus infection complicated by Guillain-Barre syndrome--case report, French Polynesia, December 2013.

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Internal medicine department, French Polynesia Hospital Center, Pirae, Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Abstract

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-Barré syndrome (GBS) occurring immediately after a Zika virus infection, during the current Zika and type 1 and 3 dengue fever co-epidemics in French Polynesia.

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