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BuffyFan
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Has anyone read this? there was just a short blurb in our paper. I think it's in Alabama and others are stricken with this mysterious illness as well. wonder if it could be a co infection they aren't looking for. ??

hm, they're saying it's the flu and pneumonia

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A cluster of mysterious respiratory illnesses that alarmed southeast Alabama turned out to be nothing more sinister than ordinary cold and seasonal flu, health officials said Thursday.
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'Mystery' illness in Alabama mostly cold and flu, tests show
By JoNel Aleccia, Senior Writer, NBC News

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/23/18449076-mystery-illness-in-alabama-mostly-cold-and-flu-tests-show?lite

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Absolutely could be one or more co infections. Flu like symptoms says it all. Maybe babs, pneumonia and something else.

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Carol in PA
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I just saw this article.
Hope it's accurate.


Alabama Mystery Illness Solved; Coincidental Combination of Flu and Cough
By Robert Christie | May 24, 2013

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Tests showed the seven illnesses were a blend of the common cold and a strain of flu.
Contrary to speculation, the strain was neither the H7N9 bird flu nor the SARS-like Coronavirus that is worrying many in other areas of the globe.

http://www.hngn.com/articles/3624/20130524/alabama-mystery-illness-solved-coincidental-combination-flu-cough.htm

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