Tag Archive for Mystery illness

Mass illness episode in Jamaica caused by fumes or contagion?

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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…

Cause of chronic kidney disease in several countries is still a mystery that kills thousands

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As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers A mysterious form of chronic kidney disease — CKD — is afflicting thousands of people in rural, agricultural communities in Sri Lanka, India and Central America. The struggle to identify its causes is baffling researchers across multiple continents and posing a lethal puzzle worthy…

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

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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)

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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…

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

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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…