Pork tapeworms are chargeable for between 30 and 70 per cent of epilepsy circumstances around the globe. Based on the World Well being Group, nearly all of individuals dwelling with epilepsy might be present in low-income nations, largely amongst subsistence farming communities.
Whereas therapies for the uncared for tropical illness neurocysticercosis – which is attributable to the pork tapeworm and might result in epilepsy – can be found, the medicines might be extraordinarily tough to entry in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This week on Africa Science Focus, our reporter Michael Kaloki finds out why neuropharmacologist Priscilla Kolibea Mante’s investigations into plant-based therapies for epilepsy, ache, anxiousness and melancholy are so necessary for the continent.
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