Mysterious illness hits school girls,
covered up by HIPAA privacy rules
Update on Tourette-like illness in Leroy
WGRZ.com (2 News)
Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder defined by involuntary motor and vocal tics.
night, administrators said all 12 students have been diagnosed and are
being treated. They are not releasing causes due to HIPAA laws. They
said they found similarities among some cases but wouldn't elaborate.
can assure you these children have all been seen by professionals that
have come up with answers and they are all being treated and they're
actually doing pretty well," said Dr. Greg Young, with the NYS
Department of Health. They have ruled out all environmental factors,
infections and the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning. NYS
Health Department spokesman Jeff Hammond also says vaccines such as
Gardasil were investigated as a cause and ruled out.
Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta has been consulted, and so has
Columbia University, the Genesee County Health Department and the New
York State Health Department. The CDC and Columbia University Medical
School would not comment. Read more here
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