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Cosmas and other children from Tanzania with the hereditary condition of albinism are in the U.S. to receive free surgery and prostheses at the hospital.
Since Tanzania’s government outlawed witch doctors three years ago, hundreds have been arrested in killings of people with albinism.
But the number could be higher, with many other people with albinism having disappeared.
Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria has become a a safe haven for a community of Tanzanians living with albinism.
The island's reputation as a community in which those with albinism are greater integrated with those without it, has led some parents to relocate with their children.
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Janet Jones' fish had pink fins and tail, which is a common indication of albinism.
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An aberration occurring in humans and other vertebrates, albinism is an absence of pigment in the eyes, skin, hair, scales, or feathers caused by a genetic defect. Albino animals rarely survive in the wild because they lack the pigments that normally provide the protective coloration and a screen against the sun’s rays. Humans have long bred certain albino animals, such as rabbits, for their appearance. In humans with total albinism, the affected person has milk-white skin and hair; the iris of the eye appears pink and the pupil is red. Problems with vision are common in albinism. Total albinism occurs in all races in about one in 20,000 persons.
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