“Ghost Disease” Affecting North Koreans
Residents near a North Korean nuclear testing site have been having been experiencing severe health problems. They call it “ghost disease” because so many people have died, and the citizens do not know why. The site is affecting people living in Kilju County and since the people of North Korea are so starved of information, they do not know what is killing them. This information was relayed to the media by North Koreans who had defected and have since realized that the cause of the fatalities, dying vegetation, and babies born with deformities is exposure to radiation. It is hard to confirm these findings.
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