Tag Archive for Mystery illness

Joni Mitchell’s health scare brings Morgellons condition back into the news

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Legendary folk singer Joni Mitchell’s emergency hospital trip this week has brought Morgellon’s disease back into the media eye. What Is Morgellons? Singer Joni Mitchell’s Disputed Diagnosis – NYTimes.com. Joni Mitchell, 71, was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday after she was found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. In recent years, the…

Polio-like syndrome seen in California

Other than very scary, what IS this? Mysterious polio-like illness affects kids in California. A mysterious polio-like syndrome has affected as many as 25 California children, leaving them with paralyzed limbs and little hope of recovery. “What’s we’re seeing now is bad. The best-case scenario is complete loss of one limb, the worst is all…

Mass illness episode in Jamaica caused by fumes or contagion?

This might be another case of mass hysteria. Chaos! – Mystery fumes cause panic in Kingston. THE island’s environmental management agency was last night still trying to determine the source of noxious fumes that resulted in more than 50 persons, some of whom collapsed, being rushed to hospital in Kingston. Several businesses in the area…

A second study in Le Roy shows no toxins to explain mystery illness

New study finds no toxins in Le Roy. A second study has again found that the twitches, involuntary sounds and seizures that beset a group of Le Roy students and attracted international media attention earlier this year had no environmental cause. The study, released by the school district Wednesday, comes as no surprise to treating…

Skin rash outbreak at Florida school is mysterious (or not)

Lauderdale Lakes rashes: Experts can’t explain outbreaks at schools. For the second time this month, a Broward County public school was locked down after students and a faculty member experienced mysterious rashes. Officials say they don’t know what’s causing victims to itch or briefly have red skin or welts said to resemble ant bites. Four…

‘Nature’ provides FAQ on New York high school mystery illness

Nature has an update on the mystery illness in New York state. Mystery US outbreak prompts further tests Last week, officials with the LeRoy Central School District in northwestern New York state approved a plan for further environmental testing at the town’s high school, where 19 people — 18 girls and one boy — have…

Having an answer: Autistic-like condition also NOT caused by vaccines

Medical mystery: Seizures strike baby after routine vaccine The couple’s third child, 6-month-old Michaela, had just suffered a serious seizure and was at a nearby hospital. As Cossolotto raced to be with the baby, she immediately remembered that Michaela had been running a fever after receiving a vaccine against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) three…

Mystery illness story expands to next county

Girls’ illness still a puzzle Two Corinth girls are afflicted with symptoms similar to those in Genesee County Randy Nicholson said it began last May during the first inning of a high school softball game. His daughter was pitching to a team she pitched a no-hitter against earlier in the season when she suddenly collapsed.…