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U launches study of cerebral malaria in Uganda

Malaria is the leading cause of death for children in sub- Saharan Africa. But for children who survive the disease, it can be the cause of devastating brain injury.

While close to an estimated one-quarter of young malaria survivors develop cognitive deficits, the factors that lead to this damage are not well understood. University of Minnesota researchers are teaming up with investigators at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda to better understand cerebral malaria, a type of malaria in which red blood cells obstruct blood vessels in the brain.

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