Time to send to ProMED? Lots of details in this article, including a possible refutation of the fact that the two most recent cases had contact....
Mystery illness linked to 2 deaths; doctors stumped
So far the 17-year-olds appear to have never had any close contact with each other before getting sick. Katie once attended the same junior high in Porter as the hospitalized teen, but they were never close friends before she switched districts and began attending Humble ISD's Kingwood Park, said her aunt, Casey Dedow
The infectious disease team has worked tirelessly to discover what made these teens so ill, said Dedow. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the cases, but declined comment.