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Perception of the Population in Northern Uganda to Nodding syndrome

Nodding Syndrome (NS) is a newly recognized condition affecting many young children in developing nations. It's characterized by repetitive dropping forward of the head and seizures. The affected children are stunted, malnourished and dehydrated. The disease was first reported in northern Uganda in 2009 but health experts diagnosed it as epilepsy. The disease has attracted international attention due to the progressively worsening head nodding, cognitive decline and malnutrition among the...