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A medical-science series that recalls baffling illnesses, symptoms and epidemics.
November 19, 2006
Doctors fight an outbreak of toxic-shock syndrome in Wisconsin in 1979 after a number of women exhibit symptoms.
September 20, 2004
Two children in Idaho are diagnosed with food poisoning, the first in the country's largest case of single-source food poisoning.
August 23, 2004
A woman suffering from nausea, tingling in her extremities, seizures, and paralysis is suspected of being poisoned by her husband.
July 19, 2004
A man becomes violently ill and the doctors discover he has been poisoned with thallium.
June 14, 2004
A man opens an auto restoration business with his longtime friend, but when he contracts a rare lung infection, a huge life insurance policy and ruined finances lead investigators to his partner.
April 7, 2004
A man with bouts of vomiting and diarrhea puzzles doctors, until tests reveal poisoning.
March 17, 2004
Doctors struggle to deduce the cause of a man's stomach illness.
February 25, 2004
Two children in the ER are diagnosed with a form of meningitis, alerting authorities to check on 500 students who may have been exposed.
February 4, 2004
Examining the case of Harold “Fred” Shipman, the British doctor who was convicted of 15 murders and forging a will in January 2000.
November 20, 2003
A Texas hospital experiences a suspicious rise in its death rate, seeming to coincide with the presence of a particular nurse who, following an investigation, transfers to another facility where deaths occur again.
October 1, 2003
The Minnesota Department of Health investigates an outbreak of illness; symptoms include abdominal pain and high fever.
August 14, 2003
Examining an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Virginia, and the hunt for the source.
July 23, 2003
An 11-month-old is rushed to an ER in Austin, where she is diagnosed with invasive strep A bacteria.
June 26, 2003
An Ontario hospital fills with patients suffering from fever, nausea and gastrointestinal problems, which are determined to be caused by E. coli bacteria.
June 4, 2003
Examining a 1993 incident in which an aquatic researcher suffered skin lesions and memory loss while working in her lab. Symptoms were linked to a single-celled organism called Pfiesteria.
May 18, 2003
A blood disorder kills 21 people in the U.S. Southwest. Symptoms include sharp muscle pain, fatigue, fever and rashes. Investigators find the cause after a six-month investigation.
May 15, 2003
Examining a case in December 1999 in which a rare form of bacterial meningitis appeared twice in Alberta, Canada.
May 7, 2003
Examining the investigation into toxic shock syndrome, in which officials link a toxin to tampon use.
March 5, 2003
Examining a case of cryptococcal meningitis in British Columbia that caused a woman's death in 1999.
February 26, 2003
Doctors treat a man for tularemia, an infectious disease that causes high fever and enlarged lymph nodes.
January 1, 2003
A look at an outbreak of dengue fever in Maui that afflicted nearly 200 people. Included: a mosquito-eradication program implemented to control the disease.
October 16, 2002
Included: reenactments of public-health crises.
October 9, 2002
Disease trackers and epidemiologists race against the clock to protect the public against deadly germs and sudden outbreaks of diseases.
October 2, 2002
Featured: interviews with disease trackers and researchers.
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