Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a neurological condition that I'm researching here in Brazil. But what exactly is the link with the Zika virus?
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is one of the neurological complications of the Zika virus that I'm researching here in Brazil. For those of you who've never heard of it, this is a post to explain what it is.
Previously virtually unheard of, even by most virologists, Zika virus hit the headlines in 2015-16 when a huge outbreak in Latin America was associated with children being born with brain abnormalities. Though most of you will now have heard of Zika, this article will cover some of the basics and be a good starting point for understanding how my project in Brazil fits in.
My first post, explaining where I'm going and what I'll be doing. Start here!