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World IN BRIEF : CUBA : Vitamins Halt Mystery Eye Disease

September 30, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A house-to-house vitamin distribution program has quelled an unprecedented epidemic of eye disease that sickened more than 50,000 Cubans, but the cause of the malady remains a mystery. Bjorn Thylefors, head of a World Health Organization investigation team, said in Geneva that a combination of an unknown poison and poor nutrition in Cuba apparently was to blame.

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