Nodding Syndrome is an unexplained neurological syndrome seen mostly in South Sudan and Uganda. Certains triggers, including temperature and food, cause weakness in neck muscles, and the resultant nodding.
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Investigation into the Nodding syndrome in Witto Payam, Western Equatoria State in 2010
The South Sudan Medical Journal reports on whether nodding syndrome is a form of epilepsy.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes its efforts to understand this “mysterious disease affecting children”.
The free encyclopedia summarises the state of knowledge of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, prognosis, possible causes, and prevalence and epidemiology.
Scientists baffled by mystery disease striking Uganda
A video report by the BBC from Kitgum in northern Uganda. (April 03, 2012)
Uganda’s nodding disease: “I’ve lost hope”
The BBC reports on the human cost of this mysterious neurological syndrome. (April 03, 2012)
Nodding disease: First Ugandan treatment centres open
The BBC reports that Uganda has opened its first clinics specifically set to help thousands of children who have nodding syndrome. (March 13, 2012)
Mysterious ‘nodding syndrome’ affects many Ugandan children
The Washington Post reports that Nodding syndrome affects many children in Uganda, but experts don’t know what it is or what causes it. (March 12, 2012)
The syndrome stealing Uganda and South Sudan’s children
The BBC reports on a mysterious disease. (March 10, 2012)
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