Peruvian government declares nationwide health emergency due to Guillain-Barré Syndrome outbreak.
Surge in cases reported since June 2023, with 182 cases in Peru.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder where the immune system attacks the nerves.
Infections in the preceding six weeks, such as COVID-19 or Zika virus, may be associated with GBS.
Health emergency response includes allocating approximately US$ 3.27 million for patient care and control measures.
No known cure for Guillain-Barré Syndrome, but treatment can manage symptoms and reduce severity and duration.
Symptoms include muscle weakness, tingling sensations, difficulty speaking and swallowing, rapid heart rate, and breathing difficulties.
In severe cases, paralysis can occur, and recovery may take several years.
Rehabilitation programs, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, aid in recovery and restoration of functionality.
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