A mysterious disease that has killed thousands of laborers in the tropics could be a sign of the growing health threat posed by climate change.
The cause is still a mystery but the impact of a dangerous chronic kidney disease was so overwhelming that the Nicaraguan town was rechristened the island of widows.
As a deadly epidemic plagues agricultural workers, Costa Rica’s president announced new rules to limit heat stress and dehydration.
Central America’s health ministries sign a declaration committing to a series of steps to combat the ailment’s reach.
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…