June 19, 2023
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#894 Mystery Brain Disease Cases Quadruple, Says New Brunswick Doctor
Mystery disease patient count exceeds 200, says New Brunswick doctor. CANADALAND gains an exclusive interview with Dr. Alier Marrero, the doctor at the heart of the mysterious neurological disease investigation.
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Bruce Thorson
Senior Producer
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer

It was in the winter of 2021 that the world first became aware of a mounting number of patients being seen in New Brunswick with unusual neurological symptoms. A year later, the Government of New Brunswick released a report dismissing the entire issue, claiming there was never a cluster of patients to begin with.

CANADALAND has obtained thousands and thousands of pages of internal documents that take us behind the scenes of that investigation that once caught the attention of the nation, before being dropped like a hot potato. 

In this update to the story Dr. Marrero reveals new theories on the disease’s origins and the fact that his caseload has quadrupled to over 200 since our last report on the story.

Host: Jesse Brown

Credits: Sarah Lawrynuik (Reporter), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor)

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