Chronic Kidney Disease Spreads Through Central America Sugar Belt
Al Jazeera: Silent kidney epidemic ravages Central America sugar belt
“…[T]ens of thousands [of people are] cut down by a new form of chronic kidney disease striking like a scythe across the sweltering plains of Central America’s sugar belt from Mexico to Costa Rica. … Dubbed chronic kidney disease of unknown causes, it has since killed at least 20,000 people, and probably many more…” (Gaynor, 6/22).
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