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Two Cases Link Zika to Paralyzing Condition in Martinique

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    Two people in Martinique with a paralyzing nerve condition were reported to have had the Zika virus.

    French doctors said Thursday that two people suffering from Guillain-Barre in Martinique had evidence of Zika infection, NBC News reported.

    Staff at a Martinique hospital reported that two people seriously ill with the paralyzing nerve condition spent weeks on ventilators. Neither had any other infection known to cause Guillain-Barre, but they did have the Zika virus in their urine.

    Zika had not been known to cause the rare paralyzing nerve condition before, but its spread across Latin America and the Caribbean is affecting larger numbers than ever infected before.