NIH Investigates Mysterious ‘Nodding Syndrome’ In Uganda

NIH “Director’s Blog”: From Uganda to NIH, to Solve a Seizure Mystery
Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), discusses the NIH’s efforts to discover the cause of “nodding syndrome,” a “mysterious illness striking children between ages 5 and 15 in Acholi, [Uganda] … [and] characterized by seizures, staring, and varying degrees of mental retardation” (6/3).