Young girls in war-ravaged Chechnya are complaining of a mystery illness, stoking suspicions that Russia has used the republic as a testing and dumping ground for nerve gas and other poisons.See also: Biomaterial
Yesterday, it was reported that four women and two teenage girls have been taken to hospital with the symptoms, bringing the number of people to fall ill with the condition since mid-December to almost 100.
The symptoms are extreme: blackouts, fits, breathing problems, nosebleeds, crazed laughter and hallucinations.
Some of the girls who have been afflicted have had prolonged violent fits and spasms up to 25 times a day and have become so disorientated that they could not recognise their own parents.
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