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Cause Of Deadly Disease In Nicaragua Remains Mystery

New York Times: Deadly Illness in Nicaragua Baffles Experts
“Across Central America, a painful disease that affects the kidneys has killed at least 20,000 people over the past decade and has become the leading cause of deaths in hospitals among men in El Salvador. But the illness, often called Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown causes, or CKDu, is so poorly understood that it still does not have a universally agreed upon name…” (Murphy, 5/8).

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