A Sleepy Village in Kazakhstan

A mysterious “sleeping sickness” has hit the remote Kazakhstan village of Kalachi, sending residents into comas that last for days.

Since 2013, about 150 residents have fallen into comas and suffered other symptoms like dizziness, nausea, headaches and memory loss. Scientists have tested for radiation; carbon monoxide, radon and heavy metal salts but none have been proven as a cause though in January an official acknowledged some houses of affected residents had levels of carbon monoxide 10X the recommended level.

The authorities have a radical solution: Moving all the people out of Kalachi by May.


The Guardian

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