The doctors in France are trying to figure out what is wrong with Yasser. What could it be? Some type of virus possibly?
What kind of virus messes up the immune system and leads to dementia and/or Parkinsons in its later stages? Yahoo has the whole story here.
CLAMART, France (Reuters) - Yasser Arafat underwent tests for viral infection and other ailments on Sunday after initial checks ruled out leukemia and any life-threatening illness, aides to the Palestinian leader said.What could it be?
The latest tests have found that President Arafat does not suffer from any life-threatening illness and what he has is curable," senior Arafat aide Nabil Abu Rdainah told Reuters.Interestingly enough they know what it is. However they will not say until Wednesday. After the American election. Why the delay?
"Hopefully soon he will be back with his people," another Palestinian official, Mohammad Rachid, told reporters, adding that Arafat got out of bed on Sunday morning, joked with medics and read the Koran for the first time in 10 days.
French doctors and authorities offered no comment, having insisted they would speak publicly once analyzes were complete, something that could take until as late as Wednesday. Medical sources said nothing could be ruled in or out until then.Curiouser and curiouser.
Palestinians have delegated his powers to two deputies temporarily -- Mahmoud Abbas, his number two in the Palestine Liberation Organization (news - web sites), and Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie.
One Arafat aide in France said doctors were now checking the possibility of viral infection or poisoning.
The aide, who declined to be identified, was pressed on what he meant by poisoning and said only that nothing was to be ruled out, including any harm that might have been caused by the use of wrong medicine.
Virus or poisoning?
Yet the doctors know what it is and they are treating it and it is not life threatening.
Now it could just be me but this does not add up.