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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mysterious disease kills 200 in Uganda

Via Press TV :

" At least 200 children have so far died and thousands sickened due to a mysterious Nodding disease that has struck Uganda's poor northern region, Press TV reports.

Nodding disease or the Nodding syndrome is a new, little-known disease which emerged in Sudan in the 1980s. The deadly illness affects mostly children aged between the ages 5 and 15 and causes seizures, permanent mental and physical retardation and death in most cases.

According to health officials, over 200 children have died and more than 3000 children are still struggling with the illness which struck northern Uganda 3 years ago."

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