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Map: Kidney disease deaths in Central America, 2009


This map of Central America shows the number of kidney disease deaths in 2009, as well as the increase in mortality rates over the four-year period from 2005-2009.


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Costa Rica to study kidney disease afflicting sugarcane workers
February 6, 2012 — The Costa Rican government has launched a study into the causes of chronic kidney disease in the sugarcane producing north, following an investigation by the ICIJ.
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Key Findings
March 14, 2012 — A wave of chronic kidney disease is devastating communities along the Pacific coast of Central America. Each year from 2005 to 2009,…
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