Diagnosis: Unknown - Season 1

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Diagnosis: Unknown - Tracking a Killer
After a nurse treats five cases of pneumonia in a single night outside of Roanoke, Virginia, she notifies local health officials. Tests confirm that the patients have contracted Legionnaire's disease,…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Tainted Blood
Health officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico face an outbreak of a rare and fatal blood disorder. Patients suffer sharp muscular pain, fatigue, fever and rashes. Twenty-one people die from the…
Diagnosis: Unknown - New Epidemic
In late August of 1999, an infectious disease specialist in Queens, New York reports that she has two elderly patients with neurological disorders. More cases crop up in the following…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Invisible Threat
In August of 1998, Marilyn Miller is awakened by her son's frightened cries. She finds him suffering from a dangerously high fever and severe abdominal pains. As doctors work to…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Summer Exposure
On the tiny resort island of Martha's Vineyard, landscaper, Patrick Ryer, suffers from chills and high fever. Patrick has contracted Tularemia, a rare bacterial disease. Health officials alert residents and…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Unlikely Source
A hospital in Walkerton, Ontario is flooded with patients with the same alarming symptoms. All suffer from fever, nausea and gastrointestinal problems. Health officials suspect water contamination, but the Public…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Island Fever
In the summer of 2001, Debby Stoner's family begins to exhibit severe flu like symptoms. Upon visiting the family, who live in a small village on Maui, doctors discover that…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Home Invasion
For months, members of the McGuire family suffer from chronic illnesses, bronchitis, pneumonia and abdominal pains, fever and chills. When Amy McGuire's respiratory ailments don't respond to any treatment, her…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Sudden Death
During December of 1999, public health authorities in Alberta, Canada are notified of two cases of a rare form of bacterial meningitis. A third reported case claims the life of…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Toxic Exposure
In December of 1979, a young girl passes out on a bus in Wisconsin. She is taken to the hospital complaining of a sore throat, fever and aching muscles. Doctors…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Deadly Spores
Canadian doctors are alarmed when a middle-aged woman dies of cryptococcal meningitis in 1999. Over the next few years, doctors see dozens of similar infections with pneumonia-like symptoms including shortness…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Flesh Eater
When an unpredictable germ terrifies Texas in 1998, the CDC and health officials alert all neighboring states and territories to be on the lookout for streptococcus outbreak, the same bacteria…

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