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All right -- and environmental activists who is made famous by -- movie about her life is now investigating this mysterious illness that we've been telling you about.
In upstate New York now you've got more and young students reporting symptoms associated with.
To -- symptoms time involuntary movements and all of those are some things now Aaron Brockovich is sending a team of scientists to their school.
To try to do some investigating and actor Mark Siegel is a professor of medicine at NYU -- on medical center of course is a member of our great Fox News.
Medical 18 -- good morning good to see you this morning good morning or good these girls just for folks to catch up on it group of teenage girls have these sort of involuntary movements and is some of them have speech issues going on.
When used very strange thing you speak but you can't stop yourself from speaking about yeah correct -- But you know you had an excellent interview with the physician that's involved in this case who said.
He thinks it's mass hysteria and I heard him say that and I understand why he that he Saturday senate because there's a lot of distorted symptoms.
That he can't put together but I had a little bit of trouble with that because I feel that mass hysteria is a diagnosis of exclusion you rule everything else out -- before you come to them.
They said that that was how they determine that that that there is sort of us you know.
A mental connection between people in some environments where they all pick up a similar kind of thing called mass hysteria kind of feeds on itself.
And -- but now you've got the NIH's involved in this now so there are obviously there's legitimate concerns that diagnosis is.
Are correct well and in their right that there are historical examples of that and that can happen but you know there's something called pandas which I talked about on Fox News a couple weeks ago.
Pediatric go to -- moon -- neuro psychiatric disorder which is hard to rule out its -- into a focal point because that.
It disclosed by -- by chronic strep infections which can spread they're also looking at lime disease I think that's much less likely cause lyme is not contagious but strep is you can't do with throat culture you'd have to do a blood test and even then.
It's very hard to say it isn't pandas and there's also pediatric neurologist.
Under the right understand -- strapped -- can linger in the system -- -- on.
And some kids have strap and is just in and to the pediatric auto immune system the child's system is trying to fight it off and some has it manifests itself in this way -- with the.
-- with with with -- with obsessive compulsive symptoms with depression everything they say they're seeing -- could be there's.
There's also the issue of environmental toxins as you said that have to be ruled out there was apparently a swamp in the area.
-- -- we checked on environmental stuff but it's not environmental and I did think at that time.
Seems like an awfully quick time to figure that out and clearly that's what Erin Brockovich became famous finding these kinds of things.
Is looking for.
Martha I also want to -- By the way I agree with you they have to look much to -- deeper into this and -- the NIH's involved as well as Erin -- I also -- -- mention vaccines just to be totally fair.
There's been a big outcry here what about additives for the guard is -- vaccine aluminum.
That is something that hasn't been totally ruled out either though I always worry about the outcry and the hysteria attached to vaccines that -- save lives.
Well -- guard is still is a relatively new vaccine that is given to all of these young girls and I have seen you know on Twitter house where people are concerned about that.
Asset Estes to in the mix as well perhaps I would have to thank you very very I was boy -- -- crazy for these parents they really need to figure this out.
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