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Doctors baffled by boy's mysterious illness

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By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer

Landon Jones, a 12-year-old from Iowa, woke up one day with a mysterious illness. Although he can taste, swallow, and digest food normally, his body no longer tells him when he’s hungry or thirsty.

His parents have held off on sharing their story for the sake of his privacy, but now, desperate for answers, they’re speaking out, reports CBS News medical contributor Holly Phillips.

“It’s hard to explain,” Landon’s father Michael said. “You have a child who’s running and playing and laughing and then you wake up one night and our world is flipped upside down.”

It all began last fall just days after celebrating his 11th birthday.

Landon woke up one morning with absolutely no urge to eat or drink. He was dizzy and severely congested.

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