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US doctors fight infant virus in Uganda

American doctors learn surgery in African country while helping country combat neurological infections.

Last Modified: 20 Apr 2013 21:26
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Doctors in Uganda have developed a new way to treat babies suffering from a deadly virus.

Hydrocephalus causes a newborn's head to swell, which if untreated, could lead to death.

But doctors in Uganda have developed a new technique for treating the condition, and American neurosurgeons are flying in to learn how to do the surgery.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from Mbale, Uganda.

 

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