On the origin of mass casualty incidents in Kosovo, Yugoslavia, in 1990

  title={On the origin of mass casualty incidents in Kosovo, Yugoslavia, in 1990},
  author={Ž. Radovanovi{\'c}},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
In March 1990, a mysterious outbreak of illness spread suddenly among thousands of ethnic Albanian high school students in Kosovo (Yugoslavia). It was an unprecedented event on the worldwide scale both in terms of the number of cases and in terms of controversies concerning the aetiology. A retrospective analysis indicated that the epidemic consisted mainly of cases who felt ill in the absence of exposure to any physical agent. It is suggested that in an atmosphere of severe tension between the… Expand
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