More MS news articles for January 1999

Health Officials Search For MS Cause

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/local/state/missouri/story.html?s=v/rs/19990119/mo/index_1.html#3

(SUGAR CREEK) -- Federal officials want to know if there's a link between the environment in a Kansas City suburb and the high incidence of multiple sclerosis in the surrounding area. A federal agency reports there are ten cases of M-S in the town of Sugar Creek. That would be one of every 400 residents. The national average is one out of every four-thousand. And the agency says it's checking out more reports of the disease. The town is the site of a former Amoco refinery. There have been whispers of health dangers in the area for years.