Category: Daniel Brooks

The Riddle of What Is Killing Thousands of Central American Cane Workers

Scientific American “Talking Back Blog” Daniel Brooks, School of Public Health “Why the Silence Comandante Ortega?” That paraphrasing of a headline from the great Spanish daily El Pais introduced a story in the paper on the difficulties that Nicaragua has  faced in coming to grips with the death and disability wrought by a still-unexplained kidney disease epidemic… Expert quote: […]

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

The 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… Expert quote: “The Boston University team believes that […]