N.B. to hold briefing to update investigation into mysterious neurological syndrome
New Brunswick is offering an replace on a cluster of residents with an unknown and probably new neurological syndrome on Wednesday afternoon.
The briefing — which is able to embrace Well being Minister Dorothy Shephard, Dr. Natalie Banville, vice-president of medical affairs for Vitalité Well being Community and Dr. Susan Brien, vice-president medical, educational and analysis affairs for Horizon Well being Community — will happen at 2 p.m. AT.
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The occasion shall be live-streamed right here.
In March, New Brunswick well being officers alerted the province’s docs, nurses and pharmacists concerning the cluster. The cluster concerned round 50 circumstances, and eight folks have died in that group since 2019.
Signs are described as being just like these of Creutzfeldt-Jakob illness.
The New Brunswick authorities launched a web site in April to replace the general public on what it known as a “neurological syndrome of unknown trigger.”
A research led by Dr. Gerard Jansen of the College of Ottawa has since instructed that the unique circumstances had been “misclassified medical diagnoses.”
Specialists attempting to determine reason for neurological illness in N.B.
— With information from The Canadian Press
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