Moth Spraying Brings Illness?

But residents of Monterey and surrounding areas told council members they and their friends have come down with aches, pains, sniffles, sore throats, fevers and influenza-like symptoms in the past week since the spraying took place.

Air Force Maj. Tim Wilcox, a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, said his 11-month-old son got sick the morning after his neighborhood was sprayed Sept. 10 and got worse as the week went by until he was admitted to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for severe respiratory problems.

“I don’t know if the spraying was the cause,” he said. “But it’s a pretty dang good coincidence that it happened when it happened.”

Several adults complained of itching, sneezing, headaches and other problems.

 

Mass hysteria
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Mass hysteria, also called collective hysteria or collective obsessional behavior, is the sociopsychological phenomenon of the manifestation of the same or similar hysterical symptoms by more than one person. They then may believe they are suffering from a similar disease or ailment

It may begin when a group is affected by an individual becoming hysterical during a period of stress. [2] A person perceiving illness in themselves or others, triggers a similar reaction in other group members. A potential symptom is group nausea, muscle weakness fitting or headache.

See also

* Bandwagon effect
* Collective consciousness
* Collective behavior
* Collective Effervescence
* Collective intelligence
* Conversion syndrome
* Craze
* Crowd psychology
* Group behaviour
* Groupthink
* Herd behavior
* Herd instinct
* Hysteria
* Mean world syndrome
* Mob mentality
* Mob rule
* Moral panic
* Penis panic
* Reign of Terror
* Sheeple
* Stampede
* Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic
* Witch-hunt

Moth Spraying Brings Illness?