The Ugandan Ministry of Health is setting up a task force to raise awareness about a mysterious illness called nodding disease or nodding syndrome—characterized by repetitive head nodding and seizures—that is affecting thousands of children in East Africa (http://tinyurl.com/73zj53r). The plan is to establish screening and treatment centers and mobile clinics in the affected districts, enhance surveillance, and continue efforts to determine the etiology of the disease.
Friedrich MJ. Targeting Nodding Disease. JAMA. 2012;307(15):1573. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.477