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Mystery Illness At LeRoy High School Spreads To 15 Students

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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Mystery Illness At LeRoy High School Spreads To 15 Students


www.huffingtonpost.com

The mystery illness that hit 12 girls at LeRoy High School in upstate New York -- which was recently diagnosed by a local doctor as conversion disorder -- has now spread to more teens at the school. The New York State Health Department confirms that they have seen 15 cases of students exhibiting the same Tourettes-like symptoms, including one boy.
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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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The article goes on to say :


The 12 girls who were initially exhibiting strange Tourette's-like tics and uncontrollable verbal outbursts several months ago, as well as three more students, are thought to have a particular type of conversion disorder known as mass psychogenic illness, an ailment in which psychological stress is expressed physically. School officials determined that environmental factors in the school building or surrounding areas are not to blame, and the cause of the outbreak remains uncertain.

To get a second opinion on their diagnosis, students may elect to travel to the National Institute of Health facilities in Bethesda, Maryland for further testing. The testing will be free of charge, and will involve a physical examination as well as possible clinical neurophysiological testing.




from Gizmodo

This is 16-year-old Lori Brownell. As you can see in the video, Lori is very sick. Her symptoms started last August. Nobody could diagnose her at the time, and since then 17 more kids have developed the same symptoms in the same geographical area.

On Christmas Eve, doctors told Lori she may have Tourette syndrome, a sickness that causes involuntary physical and vocal tics and, in a minority of cases, swearing. What nobody knows yet is why this syndrome is spreading so quickly, and in such a small community.


This is an odd and tragic story , ive never heard of a contagious version Tourette syndrome before. Could this be a virus or maybe something thats environmental? With some many people showing symptoms in such a small area im sure the CDC are going to be investigating pretty soon.

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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What the

Man that is crazy, and if I was a parent I would be freaking out and doing whatever it takes to get an answer about this! I have to admit that I wondered, for a second, if this girl was faking this, but I don't think so, do you?
So is conversion disorder contagious, physically or psychologically?
Now there is one boy affected, so that is a new twist in the Gardasil vaccination angle, but according to this boys are sometimes given the vaccine too.
This is just bizarre and I hope they get some answers!

ETA: She said she was headbanging at a concert when this stuff started, were the other students at that same show?
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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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I heard of one new case earlier today, but three new cases is news to me. I'm sure people will say these new girls are faking, and it may be true, but this story needs to go viral since the previous 12 girls has already become a boring topic for some people, as I knew it would. We can't let them sweep this under the rug and act like it never happened.

Star and flag for more exposure.



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 03:01 PM
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This doesn't take a Sherlock Holmes. Check to see if these students have taken the HPV vaccine recently.

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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I just saw an interview, I think it was last week, with one of the original 12. She kept saying she did not understand how it could be stress induced. She said she really didn't have any stress. She said she just wanted to be "normal" again. It must be really hard for a teen to deal with this.

I would definitely be taking my child to a bunch of specialists, out of town, maybe even state.
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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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There was some discussion of that when the story first broke, but then I never heard anything else. And are they now giving it to boys too?



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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Wow that certainly something worth considering seeing as almost all the cases are girls.

This is from wiki :


Tourette's was once considered a rare and bizarre syndrome, most often associated with the exclamation of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory remarks (coprolalia), but this symptom is present in only a small minority of people with Tourette's.[1] Tourette's is no longer considered a rare condition, but it is not always correctly identified because most cases are mild and the severity of tics decreases for most children as they pass through adolescence. Between .4% and 3.8% of children ages 5 to 18 may have Tourette's;[2] the prevalence of transient and chronic tics in school-age children is higher, with the more common tics of eye blinking, coughing, throat clearing, sniffing, and facial movements.

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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They already "ruled out" HPV vaccines for the first 12, but I call BS because they won't actually say that these girls haven't received the shot. There was a thread that discussed the original 12 and the most common theory is that this was due to HPV. They even brought in a state official to say "everything's alright, nothing to see here.". There are even parents speaking out but they have been hushed and barely mentioned by the media.



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 03:25 PM
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Originally posted by seiva7
oh, too bad, they're sick.

why don't you talk about more than 100 people in Pakistan dead because of the "bad heart medicine"...

oh, yes, because this is USA where it's happening and God forbid that Americans become sick


Why don't you quit wearing your feelings on your shoulder and post your own thread about Pakistan. This thread is about a small community, try to stay on topic.



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by BIGPoJo

Originally posted by seiva7
oh, too bad, they're sick.

why don't you talk about more than 100 people in Pakistan dead because of the "bad heart medicine"...

oh, yes, because this is USA where it's happening and God forbid that Americans become sick


Why don't you quit wearing your feelings on your shoulder and post your own thread about Pakistan. This thread is about a small community, try to stay on topic.


here on ATS you're talking about what MSM gives you.

ATS members tend to focus mainly on the top news stories.

so much about "denying ignorance"

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Not sure if sincere or disinfo agent



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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Just read Erin Brockvich is sending an independent group of scientists to the area. Good, an outside source with a nose for environmental injustices.

famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich is planning to send scientists to collect soil samples around LeRoy high school.

Read more: Erin Brockovich to Investigate Disturbing Tourette-Like Symptoms Affecting NY Teens | Inhabitat New York City

inhabitat.com...



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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The last time i posted this it got lost in the constand shuffle of " legit threads ",,
so will post quickly again,,

An Austalian MicroBiologist, who recieved the Nobel Prize,, born in the 1950's,,
Still alive today?,, he will help .

Oh Nobel Prize was for ULCERS,,, which up too that point in Established Medical, FACTOID BOOK,,
ULCERS ARE CAUSED BY : STRESS : possably PHYCOSOMATIC,,,

HE the good DR> proved them wrong,, got Nobel Prize,,,,

Is he still practicing???

Me.



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Watch the original vid in the OP then watch this one to see how this illness is progressing in such a short period of time. I feel for this girl and I hope they find the cause of the mass illness out there.



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by BIGPoJo
reply to post by speculativeoptimist
 




Watch the original vid in the OP then watch this one to see how this illness is progressing in such a short period of time. I feel for this girl and I hope they find the cause of the mass illness out there.


this could be fake.

if it happened to me I think I would be just little bit more upset.

could be true but with so many fakes out there this could very well be fake.



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Yeah, they are all faking. NOT



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by BIGPoJo
reply to post by seiva7
 


Yeah, they are all faking. NOT


so there is 15 videos of different girls having this symptoms or how many?



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by seiva7

Originally posted by BIGPoJo
reply to post by seiva7
 


Yeah, they are all faking. NOT


so there is 15 videos of different girls having this symptoms or how many?


If you read any of the 3 sources listed in the OP you will see there is more to this story than just a youtube video as evidence.




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