WHO: Zika Causes Microcephaly and Guillain-Barre Syndrome

April 7, 2016

(CNN) – The World Health Organization says the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.¬†“Based on a growing body of preliminary research, there is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome,” the World Health Organization said in its weekly Zika virus situation report Thursday.¬†Previously, the agency said there was not yet enough scientific evidence to say the virus caused these conditions, although it was likely.