Medicine: EEE on the Loose?

"I've got an awful headache," four-year-old Barbara Mathis wailed to her mother. "I don't want any breakfast." All day, Barbara rested on the living-room sofa. That night, when her temperature rose to 102, her parents took Barbara to a doctor, who looked at the child's inflamed throat, gave her a shot of penicillin. It was no help. Next day, Mrs. Lorraine Mathis returned from market in Forked River, N.J., and found Barbara unconscious, in convulsions, her temperature raging above 110°. Last week, in an ambulance bound for a Manhattan hospital, Barbara Mathis died.

From scattered points in Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean...

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