New New Brunswick Brain Disease

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New New Brunswick Brain Disease

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:43 am

Forty-eight people from the same small Canadian province struck with a baffling mix of symptoms including insomnia, impaired motor function and hallucinations such as nightmarish visions of the dead.

A quixotic neurologist working 12-hour days to decipher the clues.

Swirling conspiracy theories blaming the illness on cellphone towers, fracking or even Covid-19 vaccines.

These are just some plot lines of a mystery that has stumped Canada’s medical establishment, attracted the attention of some of the world’s top neurologists and fanned fears among residents of New Brunswick, a picturesque province of about 770,000 on Canada’s Atlantic coast. In the past six years, dozens of people have fallen ill from the disease and six people have died.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/04/worl ... stery.html
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Re: New New Brunswick Brain Disease

Post by Woodchopper » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:48 am

Thanks, interesting article. Will be interesting to see if they work out the cause.

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Re: New New Brunswick Brain Disease

Post by wilsontown » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:24 pm

Blimey. I lived in New Brunswick when I was doing my PhD.
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Re: New New Brunswick Brain Disease

Post by bob sterman » Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:21 pm

Apparently...

Several new cases in New Brunswick involve caretakers of those afflicted, suggesting a possible environmental trigger
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... lts-canada

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