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Nodding disease, which is so far confined to a small area of Sudan, affects mostly children

Mystery Epidemic
SUDAN The war-stricken south faces a new calamity: a disease whose first symptom is that victims (usually children) nod deeply and involuntarily when presented with food. "Nodding disease," as aid groups have dubbed the illness, progresses into seizures and stunted growth. "We consider this...

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