Deadly disease is devastating communities in Central America, where it has decimated the ranks of sugarcane workers.
This map of Central America shows the number of kidney disease deaths in 2009, as well as the increase in mortality rates…
Our analysis of the toll from chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Central America is based on mortality data from the World Health Organization. Our goal was to obtain to a conservative estimate of the epidemic’s impact in the region, despite the lack of formal recognition or classification for the new strain of the disease.
Why does it strike mostly men who mostly work in sugarcane fields? What triggers it? Why are so many people dying? What have wealthier nations and NGOs done to help?
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