Nodding syndrome is very sad. The headline is completely misleading though, since they're neither violent not zombies
These poor children have enough problems.
True Dotsie. I saw a rather indepth article on it on SBS a while ago. I thought they were saying it was from the river too. And no its not a "new" thing. It broke my heart when I saw the TV show. How helpless you must feel as a parent to see your children so ill.
It reminded me of my mother and father working their way around the west way back when. They figured it was best to be away from the big cities with a large family when epidemics broke out. Things WE take for granted. Still... the oldest did get polio (Dad rehabilitated her paralisis with remedies he had used on horses).
My mother came up to the school in the 60's when they were handing out the polio vaccines on the little white spoons. It was a small school in a small country town. She cooked all night and made hundreds of cupcakes for all the kids and stood at the front of the line when it was being handed out. She was so
After they got their dose whe gave them a cupcake knee keep in icing and told them to save their special little spoons to eat their cupcake.
She told me years later that it felt like a mountain taken off her shoulders to know that she would never have to look for signs of polio in her children ever again. Of course we still had to deal with measles and mumps. Children died. Or went deaf, or a multitude of other complications.
I love immunisation. I love modern medicine. The health problems in Africa are a shameful blight on the world when so much could be done.
Just keep swimming... just keep swimming.. just keep swimming....