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Zika virus may now be tied to another brain disease

The Zika virus may be associated with an autoimmune disorder that attacks the brain's myelin similar to multiple sclerosis, according to a small study that is being released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, 2016.

11/04/2016

Photo: The words "zika" and "virus" in the middle, next to a syringe and a stethoscope

The name "zika virus" comes from the Zika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first found in 1947; © panthermedia.net/jarun011