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  • Abobo: A dozen dead of mystery disease - Beriberi confirmed

    There is not enough information here to even begin to guess what this might be.

    http://www.abidjandirect.net/index2....e=poli&id=1186

    A mysterious disease discovered in Abobo


    A mysterious disease is a dozen dead in Abobo

    Abobo, the town where it all began not finish swallowing snakes. After the killings due to the presence of the commando invisible and the clashes that resulted in the death of "the general" IB, c is now a mysterious disease that makes his appearance.

    This disease of unknown origins still rife in the town's mayor Adama Tounkara also a member of the Government of Alassane Ouattara. Several dozen cases have been reported and the disease has already killed seven people. Medical authorities refuse to talk about this disease on the grounds that medical tests are not yet known. Patients and their parents do not know which way to turn.

    According to testimonies collected on the spot, the disease is manifested by multiple symptoms that start with the swelling of the legs, followed by the face and other body parts. The lucky ones escaped with difficulty moving or paralysis of the members. This disease has affected several members of one family, one of which was swept away after two weeks of illness.

    This disease is gaining ground in Abobo creates panic in families. Medical studies have so far not found the cause of this illness rumors are therefore their paths. Some think it is due to poor diet when the other speaks of sickle cell disease or side effect of toxic waste dumped in the town in 2007.

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    Re: Abobo: A dozen dead of mystery disease

    TV report en francais; http://voxi.lt/view/5574796e1e0b122c76457d

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMAYEu3lUlU
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      Re: Abobo: A dozen dead of mystery disease

      Wikipedia article:

      2006 Côte d'Ivoire toxic waste dump
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        Re: Abobo: A dozen dead of mystery disease

        Another possibility, in light of the mention of paralysis in limbs and illness in children (hence the mention of parents) is a polio outbreak. There is an ongoing WPV3 type poliovirus outbreak in the country:

        http://www.polioeradication.org/Data...othisweek.aspx

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          Re: Abobo: A dozen dead of mystery disease - beriberi suspected

          http://news.abidjan.net/h/398647.html

          Cascading dead in hospitals / Abobo: the suspicion directed towards beriberi
          Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | North South


          The Abidjan are not at the end of their sentences. After the firing of guns and shells, it is the turn of a new disease to make headlines. Specifically in Abobo.

          The news relayed by TV Côte d'Ivoire (ITC) has created panic in the economic capital. Several people dead and paralyzed are announced. We went to the Central Hospital of Abobo, yesterday, for further information, it was reported by an official of the health structure that victims are suffering from beriberi. A disease caused by malnutrition. Beriberi is a term of Sri Lanka which means weakness. The disease means that is most often found in the Far East. This is a deficiency in vitamin B1 (thiamine) caused by feeding rice polish. This vitamin deficiency is characterized clinically by motor disorders of the nervous system motor and sensory nervous system. He is also responsible for circulation disorders of the secretion. We distin-gue several forms of beriberi. Depending on the symptoms, patients may be victims of Abobo dry beriberi or paralytic. It is characterized by paralysis affecting the lower limbs. Symptoms of dry beriberi include: difficulty walking, loss of sensation in hands and feet, loss of muscle function or paralysis of the lower limbs, tingling and vomiting. This epidemic could be explained by the difficulties involved for Abidjan to eat properly during the post-election crisis that lasted several weeks. Other people also refer to the proposition that all victims are former prisoners released over the socio-political unrest. According to specialists, the treatment of this disease is through the administration of thiamine hydrochloride orally or parenterally. The consumption of grains, unrefined generally helps improve the level of thiamine in the blood. Meat, eggs, fish, leafy green vegetables, fresh fruit, milk and dairy products are also recommended for the treatment of beriberi. Samples were carried out to determine the exact pathology that plagues the town martyrdom. Asked yesterday about the matter, the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Dr. Allah-Kouadio Remi said that investigations were underway.

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            http://www.msf.fr/2011/05/10/4001/co...al-dabobo-sud/

            157 cases of suspected Beri Beri (a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin B1/malnutrition, causing neurological disorders and heart failure) was received as an outpatient. A strategy of intervention and care, MSF, is being developed.

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              Re: Abobo: A dozen dead of mystery disease - Beriberi confirmed

              http://news.abidjan.net/h/398922.html

              French to English translation

              Abobo `s mystery illness - MSF confirms beriberi
              Posted Friday, May 13, 2011 | The Patriot

              Following the health department director of Abobo, Dr. Mamadou Keita, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) France, has confirmed that the mysterious illness Abobo none other than beriberi. Disease, says Dr. Caroline Seguin, coordinator of MSF Abobo south, caused by the consumption of rice over a long period with high vitamin B Dr. Caroline has reassured the people of Abobo on the healing of beriberi. "This disease is well known, is easily cured. It need only be diagnosed quickly and the support is done soon, "she reassured. MSF is to be believed, has already dealt with cases of beriberi in Côte d'Ivoire, the House of Detention and Correction d'Abidjan (MACA), in the 90s. She invited people to visit with their patients in hospitals. Note that this is the initiative of coordinating the wise Abobo banco, the MSF coordinator Abobo visited the district to educate the public about the modus operandi of the NGO. She reassured the free care and medications. In order to decongest the hospital in Abobo, MFS, "she announced, was deployed in health avocado, PK18, Anyama, Kennedy and SAGB. She invited people to visit these centers also.
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                Re: Abobo: A dozen dead of mystery disease - Beriberi confirmed

                Beriberi is due to thiamine deficiency.

                http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/000339.htm

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                  Re: Abobo: A dozen dead of mystery disease - Beriberi confirmed

                  http://www.thirdplanetfood.com/malnutrition.htm
                  "History and causes of beriberi

                  Beriberi is caused by a deficiency of thiamine, or Vitamin B1. It was described in Chinese literature as early as 2600 B.C. The disease has always been prevalent in Asian countries, and doctors puzzled over it for years, thinking it was because of a substance in white rice.

                  Finally in 1934 they got down to the truth when the vitamin B1, thiamine, was identified. Beriberi was actually a result of something missing from rice which has been milled or polished. The thiamine is in the outer layer of the rice which was being polished away. To aggravative the condition, many of the foods eaten in this part of the world, such as raw fish and tea, contain anti-thiamine factor, which can deactivate thiamine so your body is not able to use it."
                  http://www.haitianalysis.com/health
                  Haiti: Mysterious Prison Ailment Traced to U.S. Rice
                  By: Jeb Sprague and Eunida Alexandra - Inter Press Service (IPS)

                  [snip]
                  To restore some of the nutrients, many U.S. rice mills routinely "enrich" the processed rice by adding back nutrients. The problem for Haitians, however, is that the nutrients are returned by merely coating the exterior of the rice grain with the mixture. Haitians, Griffin and Morgan would learn, have always scrubbed their rice before cooking it -- which, according to Griffin, at the prison resulted in a meal "that had about as much nutritional value as cardboard.''...
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