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Elephantiasis: Kamwenge’s Little Known Epidemic

NTV

Despite the unusual concentration of the disease in the area, there seems to be little being done about the disease.

Elephantiasis is one of the forgotten tropical diseases afflicting hundreds of people in Uganda. The victims’ legs swell and sometimes they grow a scaly skin or wounds with excruciating pain.

Today, elephantiasis is most prevalent in Kamwenge district in midwestern Uganda. But despite the unusual prevalence of the disease in the area, there seems to be little being done about the disease.

NTV’s Patrick Kamara visited the most affected sub counties and reports on the suffering people afflicted with elephantiasis are going through and how the health authorities are dealing with the debilitating disease.

Published: 4/13/2015. by NTV
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