Nodding disease: First Ugandan treatment centres open

Uganda has opened its first clinics specifically set up to help thousands of children who have a mysterious fatal condition known as nodding syndrome.

The centres in the north — where the disease is most common — are to control the worst of the symptoms.

The disease’s cause is unknown, but it affects only children — who suffer from seizures, stunted physical and mental growth and nodding of the head.

There have also been cases of the disease in South Sudan and Tanzania — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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