Unusual Illness

In the context of bioterrorism agents, an unusual illness is one in which patients present with signs and symptoms that don’t fit a recognisable clinical picture; or which is of known aetiology, but usually not expected to occur in the place where it is identified; or which is of known aetiology, but behaves in an atypical manner (e.g., doesn’t respond to the usual therapy); or is of unknown aetiology
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Santa's elves are struck down by an unusual illness, the Peters family search for a suitable Christmas tree and three teenagers investigate an unsolved double murder at a boarding school.
NEW YORK, Dhu-AlHijjah 16, 1436, Sep 30, 2015, SPA -- Health officials say five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells, AP reported.
The camels suddenly became weak after suffering from an unusual illness.
Parents have been advised to take their children to hospital if they identify any signs of unusual illness," WHO said in a statement on its website.
The unusual illness has cut off the blood supply to one of Thomas' hip joints, causing it to deteriorate.
The unusual illness has been linked to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
A FOUR-year-old suffering from an unusual illness has written to Santa asking for a full head of hair.
Mr Jones said unusual illness or deaths in birds should be reported to the Defra helpline on 08459 335577.
But it is vital that bird keepers and members of the public are vigilant and report any unusual illness or deaths among birds to the Defra helpline on 08459 335577.
My first awareness of an unusual illness affecting patients was during medical school.
As they dozed off they were unaware of they are suffering from an unusual illness which may be related to their grandmother's colouring and poor health.
All hospitals and emergency departments were asked to report six categories of admissions: respiratory conditions of any type, pneumonia, meningitis or encephalitis, paralysis or paresis of nontraumatic origin, clusters of unusual illness, and total admissions on a daily basis.