Time Lags between Exanthematous Illness Attributed to Zika Virus, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, and Microcephaly, Salvador, Brazil

  title={Time Lags between Exanthematous Illness Attributed to Zika Virus, Guillain-Barr{\'e} Syndrome, and Microcephaly, Salvador, Brazil},
  author={Igor A.D. Paploski and Ana Paula P.B. Prates and Cristiane Wanderley Cardoso and Mariana Kikuti and Monaise M. O. Silva and Lance A. Waller and Mitermayer G Reis and Uriel Dan Kitron and Guilherme S Ribeiro},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Zika virus infection emerged as a public health emergency after increasing evidence for its association with neurologic disorders and congenital malformations. In Salvador, Brazil, outbreaks of acute exanthematous illness (AEI) attributed to Zika virus, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), and microcephaly occurred in 2015. We investigated temporal correlations and time lags between these outbreaks to identify a common link between them by using epidemic curves and time series cross-correlations… CONTINUE READING
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