Doctors and officials in Canada have confirmed that dozens of cases of an unknown disease have been detected in New Brunswick.
newspaper reported “The New York Times” Canadian doctors have hit a dead end in their attempts to uncover the origins of the new disease, which was first spotted in 2015 and has since infected at least 50 people.
The newspaper confirmed that the mysterious disease causes the emergence of a range of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, mental deterioration that develops at rapid rates, muscle pain and insomnia, in addition to frightening visual disturbances such as seeing the dead.
After the discovery of the new disease in 2015, eight cases of infection were detected within three years, but the rates of its outbreak escalated in the subsequent years.
To date, Canadian doctors have revealed a total of at least 48 people infected with the mysterious disease, ranging in age from 18 to 84 years, and six of them died.
The newspaper pointed out that the majority of patients are residents of Moncton and the Acadian Peninsula.
A neurologist at the University of British Columbia, Neil Cashman, who is investigating the origins of the new disease, said its symptoms reflect the brain and spinal cord losing control of the body, describing it as horrific.
With doctors unable to agree on the origins of the mysterious disease and how it is transmitted between people, New Brunswick residents are increasingly concerned about the topic.
The New York Times indicated that the Canadian health authorities, which focused their efforts in the past 15 months on fighting the Corona virus pandemic, had to deal with the outbreak of the new disease as well after it leaked to the media last March a memo to the chief medical officer of New Brunswick.
Source: “The New York Times”