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    HEALTH NEWS | Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:30am EDT

    For one Zika patient, lingering symptoms and few answers

    Reuters

    Zika hits home for one Reuters reporter (02:26)

    By Nick Brown | SAN JUAN
    ...
    As a journalist and a patient, I've had access to some of the brightest minds studying Zika. But the virus has confounded experts at the highest levels and launched a global race to understand its risks.
    ...
    In my case, doctors were hard-pressed to explain why my symptoms returned about three weeks after the initial infection. Nor could they tell me how long I could be at risk for Guillain-Barre. Another mystery: were condoms enough to protect against sexual transmission?

    In the weeks since I've recovered, that is proving to be one of the toughest questions to live with.
    ...

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-he...-idUSKCN11I0AT
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