Ugandan Children Suffering Disabling Disease

Ugandan Children Suffering Disabling Disease

At least 3,000 children suffer from "Nodding Disease"

by #teamEBONY, March 22, 2012

Ugandan Children Suffering Disabling Disease

"Nodding Disease" is a brain disorder that affects at least 3,000 children in northern Uganda, leaving them physically stunted and severely mentally disabled.

Experts are baffled as to what causes the disease, which only occurs in children. Early findings suggest a confluence of the presence of the black fly-borne parasitic worm Onchocerce Volvulus, which causes river blindness, and acute vitamin B6 deficiency.

With more and more young Ugandans suffering, becoming mentally and physically handicapped, why hasn't there been more press about this mysterious and almost surreal illness?

Read it at CNN.



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