Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

Posted: February 23, 2017 in poverty
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A typical meal in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of greens, fufu - a starchy ball made from cassava flour - and meat, such as freshwater fish.

Some African countries have long witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor and conflict-ridden, where people’s main food is a bitter, poisonous variety of cassava.

(Image credit: Amy Maxmen for NPR)

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