Many characters died in Brookside after a strange illness, previously unknown to medical science, and never heard of since, struck on the close. Many died, and the whole close was put into quarantine. People seemed to be dropping like cliched flies, and virtually everyone in the close was struck down. No-one went to hospital of course, and the health authorities didn't seem overly concerned.
Was this a realistic story? I think not!
E-mail me if you can remember any more details of this incident. Thanks.