Akureyri disease

Akureyri disease (also called Iceland disease) is used for an outbreak of fatigue symptoms in Iceland. The outbreak of a disease simulating poliomyelitis took place in the town Akureyri in Northern Iceland in the winter of 1948-1949. The center of the epidemic was in the main secondary boarding school. The predominant symptoms were tiredness and e...
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Akureyri disease

Synonym for epidemic neuromyasthenia ... An epidemic disease characterised by stiffness of the neck and back, headache, diarrhoea, fever, and localised muscular weakness; restricted almost exclusively to adults, affecting women more than men; probably viral in origin. ... Synonym: Akureyri disease, benign myalgic encephalomyelitis, epidemic myalgic...
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