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Doctors baffled as Tourettes-like syndrome SPREADS among high school students.

• www.dailymail.co.uk

A mysterious disorder which exhibits symptoms similar to Tourette's has affected more students at the same high school.

Earlier this month, it was reported that 12 female students, who all attend Le Roy High School, in New York, had been diagnosed and were being treated for the unexplained illness.

That number has now risen to 15 teenagers and they are all reportedly suffering from verbal outbursts and involuntary twitches.

Bizarrely, two students from a school 250 miles away have also reported similar symptoms.

Fifteen out of the 17 go to Le Roy High School in Genesee County, New York State. Only one boy has been affected, the other 14 sufferers are girls.

The other two girls live in Corinth, Saratoga County, around 250 miles away. 

One of the teenagers affected, 16-year-old Lori Brownell, posted a video on YouTube discussing how her symptoms started last August and looking for help from anyone who might explain her condition.

 

She has not been able to attend school since the tics started and the seizures were becoming more frequent.

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