Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mysterious Disease Has AIDS-like Symptoms Yet Not AIDS

aids like disease

Mysterious Disease Has AIDS-like Symptoms Yet Not AIDS

The Associated Press covered this mysterious disease that is reminding people of the horrible effects of HIV/AIDS.

Read report below:

Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV.

The patients’ immune systems become damaged, leaving them unable to fend off germs as healthy people do. What triggers this isn’t known, but the disease does not seem to be contagious.

This is another kind of acquired immune deficiency that is not inherited and occurs in adults, but doesn’t spread the way AIDS does through a virus, said Dr. Sarah Browne, a scientist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Read more at AT2W!

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