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She Was Teaching in Thailand. Suddenly, She Couldn't Move

Family of 22-year-old Caroline Bradner trying to get her home after Guillain-Barre syndrome diagnosis

(Newser) - Caroline Bradner traveled nearly 9,000 miles to "teach English, to travel, and make a difference in this world." Now the family of the 22-year-old Virginian is trying to get her home after she was suddenly stricken by a rare disorder that left her paralyzed from the neck... More »

Zika Virus Now Linked to Paralysis, Too

Cases of Guillain-Barré have spiked in countries hit with Zika

(Newser) - There's more bad news regarding the Zika virus wreaking havoc in South America and the Caribbean: The mosquito-borne virus—which can cause birth defects and has been linked to 46 infant deaths—may also cause Guillain-Barré syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition that can cause weeks-long paralysis, reports the New ... More »

'Fridge' in Hospital With Serious Illness

Former NFL star Perry was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré last year

(Newser) - William "the Refrigerator" Perry is in serious condition at a South Carolina hospital, the Chicago Tribune reports. The former Bears defensive tackle was diagnosed last year with Guillain-Barré, a syndrome that causes inflamed nerves and weakness. The star of the 1986 Super Bowl "is improving every day and... More »

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