Disease Updates - 1/12 to...

mikejm at westworld.com mikejm at westworld.com
Sat Jan 24 15:42:50 EST 1998

I have too. As you know I'm in So. Cal.

On Tue, 13 Jan 1998 12:27:24 GMT, devnull at clubvb.com (Ron Schwarz --
see sig to reply)'s  laid this one on us:

>On 13 Jan 1998 00:55:01 -0700, "Peter Petrisko" <ptp at primenet.com> wrote:
>>   According to physicians, there appears to be TWO DISTINCT ILLNESSES -
>>one is clearly influenza (influenza A/Sydney - see 1/11 post for details),
>>the other hasn't been identified but it doesn't have typical "flu"
>>symptoms of high fever & muscle ache, it consists mostly of low fever and
>>chronic dry cough that lasts for weeks. (I would think doctors would know
>>bronchitis when they see it, this illness hasn't been identified as
>>   These illnesses appear to have spread from Los Angeles County, to
>>Orange, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties, with ancedotal reports of
>>extremely busy outpatient services.
>You can add Michigan to that (the chronic dry cough/low fever thing).  Doctor
>guessed at *perhaps* a type of mycoplasma.  I've had it for well over a
>month, and after two weeks on levaquin it seems to be subsiding, finally.  It
>also creates killer fatigue.
>I'd be interested in any solid info on this thing so I can pass it along to
>my doctor.
>      (reply to usenet at clubvb.com)

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