Peru reports sudden spike in GB syndrome

Ninety day health emergencies have been declared in the departments of Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Junín and Lima after authorities were notified that more than 150 people had been diagnosed with the auto-immune disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome. The declaration boosts measures needed to manage the sudden increases in cases – usually six to 10 per week, however, in week 21 there were 33 cases. The health minister acknowledged that the incidence of Guillain-Barré generally rises during the winter season and may follow respiratory or diarrhoeal illness (there is also some association with Zika virus infection). Read more.

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