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a person with congenital albinism: white hair and milky skin

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A 15-year-old albino boy has been found dismembered in Burundi a week after going missing, the first such killing in the country in three years, a local albino group said Sunday.Albinos, who have white skin and yellow hair as a result of a genetic disorder that causes the absence of pigmentation, are killed regularly in some African countries for their body parts, which are used in witchcraft rituals.
A rare albino hedgehog appears to have been spotted in the wild in Shetland.
The country with the highest percentage of albinos is believed to be Tanzania.
Albinos are targeted in Malawi and some other African countries because of the superstitious belief that their body parts are magic and can make people rich.
What starts as a fight for justice quickly becomes entangled with the persecution of albinos in the East African state.
Albinos, who lack pigment in skin, eyes and hair, are among groups targeted by assailants who kill them or chop off their limbs.
Commemoration of albinism was meant to promote greater public awareness of the condition in Botswana including the challenges faced by albinos, he said.
In recent years, albinos have been murdered in Tanzania, some as young as six months old, while others have been attacked with machetes and their limbs cut off while alive.
The morphometric ratios for normally colored crowded locusts (Table 1) and for crowded albinos (Table 3) are presented only for those generations which were parallel to the respective isolated generations.
Skin cancer prevention and early treatment is one of the priorities for Albinos in Tanzania.
Albinos in Malawi are in danger of "systemic extinction" due to persistent attacks fueled by superstitions, the United Nations' top expert on albinism reportedly said Friday.
Of all the types of albinism, complete albinos (indicated by having red eyes) are the rarest.
By Chloe Glover News Reporter chloe.glover@examiner.co.uk FIXBY Rotarians are on a mission to save albinos facing serious discrimination in Africa.