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Chechnya poison theory disputed

Experts say a mystery mass illness in Russia’s conflict-torn republic of Chechnya was caused by ethyl glycol – a toxic chemical found in anti-freeze. Blood samples from five affected girls showed traces of ethyl glycol, medical experts in neighbouring Dagestan said. But their findings were rejected by a separate team of doctors from Moscow and army medics working in Chechnya. Eighty-five people are suffering from the mystery illness – most of them girls, Russian media report. In the past week the victims have suffered breathing problems, headaches, irrational fear and panic attacks. Full Story

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