Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Numbers Disease (Uganda)

The Independent [Uganda]
8 June 2014

By Flavia Nassaka

Medical doctors warn against resorting to witchcraft over mythical disease

Dr. Thomas Lutalo of the ministry of Health is battling an unusual condition. He is in charge of investigating reports of a `strange disease’ in parts of central Uganda which emerges as a number on the skin of a patient. It is said that, like a scene depicted in horror movies, the `number’ represents the remaining days of life for the patient. After the days elapse, it is said, the patient dies. […]