Epidemic Author:Larry R. Leichter MD IN NEW YORK — They called it "Jones Beach Fever" because that was where the first two victims were found -- lying unconscious on Jones Beach, burning up with fever and just barely alive. — IN LOS ANGELES — They began by closing five miles of beach until the mystery of the hundreds of dead fish washed ashore during the night could be solved. Then th... more »e bodies began to drop like flies.
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The killer virus spread. quickly, quietly and without mercy. It was diagnosed as a strain of meningitis but it did not respond to treatment. Wherever there was ocean there was the stench of rotted fish mixed with the horror of human death -- and neither doctors nor scientists could stop it from becoming the worlds most terrifying and disastrous EPIDEMIC.« less