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Epilepsy and Nodding Disease Could Kill Half of South Sudan

Seizure disorders, especially one related to epilepsy hit the youth and children of South Sudan just before the new country declared its independence from Sudan in a general election. Young people ages 5 – 15 are very susceptible to the malady, known as Nodding Disease.   

The symptoms of the condition do not always make sense and the condition itself may stem from any number of causes as yet not completely understood. Nodding Disease may be a birth defect or it may be poisoning of some type, or it may result from the infestation of parasitic worms.

The day South Sudan gained independence, Sudan already attacked the new nation’s allies, the Nubians. The UN withdrew peacekeeping groups, while Ethiopia sent troops into a region that lies between Sudan and South Sudan – another area affected by Nodding disease.

Health organizations around the world are concentrating on this public health problem as South Sudan struggles to maintain its independence and create a new economy less dependent on its oil reserves.

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