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25 Jun 2012 description
report Think Africa Press

BY ANDREW GREEN

Abim, Uganda:

No-one – neither the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nor Ugandan epidemiologists – has yet figured out exactly what the disease is that is plaguing children across four districts in the north of Uganda. Such uncertainty around what is being referred to as ‘nodding disease’ is highly debilitating for a region just beginning to emerge from decades of violence perpetrated by Joseph Kony’s rebel militant group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

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