Mystery 'sleeping' sickness strikes tiny town

March 24, 2015 2:45 PM

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Mystery 'sleeping' sickness strikes tiny town

Activities like cooking, running, and driving a car have gotten a whole lot riskier for villagers in northern Kazakhstan—because they might fall asleep at any moment and stay that way for days, the Smithsonian reports.

So far 152 residents in tiny Kalachi have fallen ill with the mystery sickness, which comes with symptoms like memory loss, nausea, dizziness, and debilitating headaches.

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