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June 22, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Eight cases of unexplained respiratory distress syndrome reported last week by the California Department of Health Services are apparently not connected to the outbreak of a similar flu-like illness in Arizona and New Mexico, state authorities said Monday. Blood samples from the first three patients tested by the U.S.
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August 1, 1993 | DAVID FREED and MARTIN FORSTENZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A UC San Diego graduate student who worked and lived in a nature reserve here may have died as a result of a mystery flu-like illness suspected of killing 29 people in the Four Corners area of the desert Southwest, authorities said Saturday. State and federal medical experts began arriving Saturday in Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra to investigate whether Jeanne Messier, 27, was the first California case of the deadly disease. The U.S.
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August 1, 1993 | DAVID FREED and MARTIN FORSTENZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A UC San Diego graduate student who worked and lived in a nature reserve here may have died as a result of a mystery flu-like illness suspected of killing 29 people in the Four Corners area of the desert Southwest, authorities said Saturday. State and federal medical experts began arriving Saturday in Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra to investigate whether Jeanne Messier, 27, was the first California case of the deadly disease. The U.S.
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July 30, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The flu-like mystery illness that has plagued the Four Corners area of the Southwest is spreading outside the region, with new cases reported in Nevada and Texas, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The disease, which has now been linked to a hantavirus carried by the deer mouse, also continues to show up in new cases in the Four Corners region, according to the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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June 11, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Federal researchers confirmed Thursday that the mysterious flu-like illness that has killed 12 people in the Southwest is caused by a virus transmitted through rat droppings, but they said the virus is probably a new strain that has not been seen before. Its detection illustrates the potential for the emergence of deadly new infectious agents, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
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July 30, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The flu-like mystery illness that has plagued the Four Corners area of the Southwest is spreading outside the region, with new cases reported in Nevada and Texas, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The disease, which has now been linked to a hantavirus carried by the deer mouse, also continues to show up in new cases in the Four Corners region, according to the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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June 22, 1993 | MICHAEL HAEDERLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On the shoulder of the rutted dirt road that leads to Littlewater, a few hundred feet from where it branches off the main highway, someone has planted a large hand-painted sign. It reads: "No News Media Allowed--TV, Radio, Etc." Here on the wind-swept eastern edge of the Navajo reservation, state and federal health investigators, newspaper reporters and network camera crews have been knocking on doors at isolated homes asking questions.
NEWS
June 22, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Eight cases of unexplained respiratory distress syndrome reported last week by the California Department of Health Services are apparently not connected to the outbreak of a similar flu-like illness in Arizona and New Mexico, state authorities said Monday. Blood samples from the first three patients tested by the U.S.
NEWS
June 22, 1993 | MICHAEL HAEDERLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On the shoulder of the rutted dirt road that leads to Littlewater, a few hundred feet from where it branches off the main highway, someone has planted a large hand-painted sign. It reads: "No News Media Allowed--TV, Radio, Etc." Here on the wind-swept eastern edge of the Navajo reservation, state and federal health investigators, newspaper reporters and network camera crews have been knocking on doors at isolated homes asking questions.
NEWS
June 11, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Federal researchers confirmed Thursday that the mysterious flu-like illness that has killed 12 people in the Southwest is caused by a virus transmitted through rat droppings, but they said the virus is probably a new strain that has not been seen before. Its detection illustrates the potential for the emergence of deadly new infectious agents, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
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