Infections and vaccines have been hypothesized to play a role in triggering the development of GBS. However, in this report, Vaccines and Guillain-Barre syndrome, it is shown that an association between vaccine administration and GBS has never been proven for most of debated vaccines, although it cannot be definitively excluded.
Read more at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29880241
The GBS|CIDP Foundation International and its Global Medical Advisory Board is closely monitoring the suspected link between the Zika virus and the onset of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).
Please read more regarding the Foundation’s official initial Press Release here. There is an an updated Release as of February 4th.
Also, please find the Rapid Risk Assessment Document from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control about Zika virus here (located on page 7) and the update as of 1/21 can be found here.
For additional information, please contact:
Lisa Butler, Executive Director