Mysterious brain diseases emerges in New Brunswick: What doctors know so far

Published on March 30, 2021 by

Public health officials in Canada are closely monitoring a mysterious brain disease that has emerged out of New Brunswick. It’s not known what is causing the disorder or where it came from, but a cluster of more than 40 cases have already been confirmed in the Atlantic province, with 5 deaths associated with it since the first case in 2015.

Researchers investigating the mysterious neurological syndrome say a potential cause may be some kind of environmental exposure.

Dr. Alier Marrero, neurologist at Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, gives us more details on what we know about the mysterious disease.

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