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Persistent konzo and cyanogen toxicity from cassava in northern Mozambique

Ernesto, Mario; Cardona, A.; Nicala, Domingos; Mirione, Estevao; Massaza, Fernando; Cliff, Julie; Haque, Memdadul; Bradbury, James


We aimed to detect new cases of konzo and monitor cyanogen exposure from cassava flour in communities previously affected by konzo epidemics in Nampula Province, northern Mozambique. Other objectives were to detect subclinical upper motor neuron damage in schoolchildren and test a new kit to measure urinary thiocyanate concentration. In 1999 and 2000, we carried out active and passive case detection for konzo in Memba and Mogincual Districts. In July and October, 1999, we collected cassava...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Tropica
DOI: 10.1016/S0001-706X(02)00042-6


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