2. How it Starts
In most cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome the issue will start within a few days or possibly several weeks after a person has had a gastrointestinal or respiratory viral infection. It is possible that the virus remains in the body and then causes the body to attack its own nervous system as it is trying to get rid of the virus. There are times when a person will have a surgery and this will trigger the syndrome.
In very rare cases, a person who receives a vaccination may have an increase in the risk of developing Guillain Barre Syndrome. In recent times it has been reported that in some countries throughout the world there has been an increase in the number of people who develop Guillain Barre Syndrome after they have been infected by the Zika virus. The person infected will experience a number of symptoms.