Recurrence of konzo in southern Tanzania: rehabilitation and prevention using the wetting method.

  title={Recurrence of konzo in southern Tanzania: rehabilitation and prevention using the wetting method.},
  author={Nicholaus V Mlingi and Siana Nkya and Simon R. Tatala and Shazibur Rashid and James Howard Bradbury},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  volume={49 3},
There have been four konzo outbreaks in Tanzania from 1985 to 2002/2003 with a total of 363 cases of konzo. Every outbreak of konzo resulted from large cyanogen intakes from bitter cassava during drought, which caused food shortages and led to people using short-cut methods of cassava processing. Rehabilitation of the 214 konzo subjects from the two most recent outbreaks of konzo in southern Tanzania was carried out by screening konzo subjects and included provision of crutches and wheel chairs… CONTINUE READING
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