Mystery Rash Could Be a Major Disaster

A simple excursion brings home a sleeping giant

By Claire Panosian Dunavan|Monday, October 01, 2001
RELATED TAGS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Nicolas and Marta Sanchez were worried. For two days, their 10-year-old daughter, Raquel, had been running a fever. Now she complained of irritated eyes, a flushed face, and a cough. Watching her chest rise and fall, her parents counted 22 breaths per minute, a bit faster than normal. This was no ordinary cold. Raquel's history gave them plenty of reason to worry. She was their miracle child. Ten years earlier, she was born full term with a lusty cry— and with skin and eyes the color of m...
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