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The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome isn’t known. The disorder usually appears days or weeks after a respiratory or digestive tract infection. Rarely, recent surgery or immunization can trigger Guillain-Barre syndrome. Recently, there have been a few cases reported following infection with the Zika virus. In Guillain-Barre syndrome, your immune system — which usually attacks…

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West Nile is a virus most commonly spread to people by mosquito bites. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. About 1 out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness.Looking at the severity that may arouse out of the virus it has become very important…

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