A mysterious sickness affecting Indian kids is traced to a tropical fruit, the lychee.

For many years, outbreaks occurred within the Bihar area, the most important lychee farming area in India.

Each Could and June the area's kids would start to point out indicators of fever, endure sudden seizures and lose consciousness.

Virtually half of the circumstances had been deadly, and an investigation was launched.

On Jan.

31, the joint investigation was printed within the Lancet International Well being.

Researchers examined the area's lychees after listening to a couple of related sickness within the Caribbean that was brought on by the ackee fruit, which accommodates the toxin hypoglycin.

Malnourished kids within the affected Indian villages apparently gorged themselves on fallen lychees, which additionally include hypoglycin.

They might come dwelling, skip dinner and go to mattress on empty stomachs, inflicting a harmful drop of their glucose ranges.

Now Indian officers suggest kids restrict their lychee consumption and eat a night meal.

For NewsBeat Social, I'm Matt Paul.