Nodding disease: Crystals found in victims’ brains

A mother sits with her nodding child at a treatment centre in northern Uganda (L). The crystal-like substances which scientists found in the brains of children said to have been killed by nodding disease (R) and . Monitor & courtesy photo

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Kampala- Scientists investigating the cause of a disease that makes victims get sporadic seizures, drip saliva and nod uncontrollably; have found crystal-like substances in portions of their brains.


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