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

    For one Zika patient, lingering symptoms and few answers


    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.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela