Englishsitemapprint this page
HOME>Study>water issues>Nodded disease

Nodded desease

Northern Uganda, Southern Tanzania, Southern Sudan

Since 1980

This disease causes neurological disorder that prevents its victim from controlling their necks movement and convulsions. There is a risk of causing developmentally-disabled

More than 90% of patients is 5-15 years old children.
I develop only when it meets certain conditions feel the cold, such as a meal. I do not develop when you have food in the mouth but the patient is not familiar.

It is unknown etiology. One theory, this disease is caused by chemical and biological weapon used in wars.

Because of the identification of the cause has not been made, are not find specific treatments and solutions. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends treatment of onchocerciasis with ivermectin, the relief of symptoms associated with antiepileptic drug
CDC. If you are conducive to the spread
rivers is mediated, it is necessary to suppress damage from water quality improvement.

Ground onset of the disease