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Epidemiology of nodding syndrome in the Greater Mundri area, South Sudan: Prevalence, spatial pattern and environmental risk factors

Authors
Gasim Omer Elkhalifa Abd-Elfarag , Lukudu Emmanuel, Arthur W. D. Edridge, Stella van Beers, Mohamed B. Sebit, Michaël B. van Hensbroek, Ente J. J. Rood

Nodding syndrome (NS) is a progressive neurological disease that has been described in several sub-Saharan African counties, but South Sudan is considered the most affected. However, knowledge about the exact burden and the epidemiological risk factors of NS in South Sudan is lacking.

Objective

To determine the prevalence, distribution and epidemiological risk factors of NS in the Greater Mundri area, the epicenter of NS in South Sudan.

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