In the province of New Brunswick, located in Canada, a group of doctors have warned of a mysterious disease that has affected several young people and usually progresses very quickly. Apparently, in the middle of the scans, they realized that the symptoms of the disease resembled Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a degenerative brain disorder that produces dementia and leads those who suffer from it to death.
However, medical authorities realized that this disease spread rapidly among young people and within two years those who suffered from it suffered from convulsions, also highlighting how quickly it progresses in the body.
The cases would be on the increase in young people and adults, in addition to this, it would have been detected that the symptoms range from difficulty thinking, moving, hallucinations, weight loss and even insomnia, as an official from Vitalité Health Network told UK media The Guardian.
A man in his 60s who suffers from it has been reported to have collapsed on his own wedding anniversary two years ago. His relatives assure that the man has always enjoyed good health, during his working time he was an industrial mechanic, but he had already retired.
Local media indicate that in the country there are at least 48 people with this diagnosis and they are under investigation, but it is believed that there are at least 150 people affected, most of them young Canadians who have not received adequate medical care.
Canadian doctors first thought it was a disease belonging to disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or it was believed to be a variant of mad cow disease, but tests performed on the patients turned out to be negative.
Indeed, all the tests that the doctors did to detect possible illnesses turned out to be negative, which drew even more attention from medical authorities, who attempted to assuage the patients’ symptoms as the basic diagnosis was made.
It was not until 2021 that the national health entities published a report in which they warned of the unknown disease, and it was explained that it would be in 2015 that they first detected the disease. once in a university hospital center, but at that time it was only an atypical case, a completely strange disease, it was from there that it began to spread to other subjects, until it covered about 150 cases in neighboring provinces.
This same condition would have claimed the lives of six people since it was known, according to the medical authorities of the North American country, meanwhile, they also pointed out that the cases were evenly distributed between men and women, and affected people between 18 and 85 years old. year.
But since then there have been more patients like the first. Enough that doctors have now been able to identify the group as patients with a different condition, a “not seen before” syndrome.
The province says it is currently tracking 48 cases, split evenly between men and women, at ages between 18 and 85.
These patients come from the Acadiana Peninsula and Moncton regions of New Brunswick. Six people are believed to have died of the disease.
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