12 High School females at the LeRoy High School in Leroy, New York have been infected with a mystery illness that has given all of them the symptoms of Tourettes Syndrome. Tourettes Syndrome is characterized by involuntary muscle tics and verbal outbursts.
The school held an open house for the parents and more than 150 showed up in this small town. The school confirmed that the girls all had the same disease and that they were being treated. School Officials did not speculate as to what was causing it. They also said it was confirmed this was not a case of hysteria or made up symptoms. Health officials have already said that the girl’s symptoms are very real.
Dr Greg Young a doctor with the New York State Department of Health was quoted as saying,
“I 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.”
Test have been able to rule out environmental factors, infections, illegal drugs and carbon monoxide poisoning. Dr Young said that tics like this can be caused by a number of factors such as genetics, head trauma, drugs for ADHD and OCD and antihistamines.
Parent s have repeatedly told the media they are frustrated with a lack of information.
What type of information would you want to know if you were in Leroy, New York?