Mystery kidney disease kills Nicaraguans

In some communities, kidney disease is the second leading cause of death among working-age men from sugar cane fields.

    In the last decade, a mysterious kidney disease has killed more than 20,000 people across Central America. 

    In some Nicaraguan communities, it is now the second leading cause of death among working-age men.
     
    Most of those are labourers from sugarcane fields.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Chichigalpa in Nicaragua.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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