CDC launches industry-financed studies of deadly kidney disease in Central America

danbrookThe Center for Public Integrity
Daniel Brooks, School of Public Health

Launching its deepest review yet into a mysterious kidney disease striking Central America, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is organizing three studies exploring the causes of an ailment afflicting thousands of sugarcane workers…

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“The Boston University team believes that the CKD epidemic is caused by a combination of factors. Results to date suggest that one or more of these causes are occupational, and more research is needed to identify the specific factors.”

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