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A Public Health Mystery in Nicaragua
Thousands of young men in Nicaragua are dying of a disease that usually strikes the old: chronic kidney disease.
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Michael McClean, a researcher at Boston University's School of Public Health, meets with members of ASOCHIVIDA (Chichigalpa Association for Life), a group of chronic kidney disease patients, and workers of the National Sugar Estates Limited.

(Photo courtesy of Rebecca Laws)

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Michael McClean, Rebecca Laws and Oriana Ramirez Rubio, researchers at Boston University's School of Public Health, meet with members of ASOCHIVIDA (Chichigalpa Association for Life) and National Sugar Estates Limited.

(Photo courtesy of Juan Dumas)

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A field worker at the Ingenio San Antonio sugar plantation. Researchers spent months looking into whether the company was violating health and safety procedures -- causing many to come down with chronic kidney disease. No violations have been found.

(Courtesy of Rebecca Laws)

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Michael McClean and members of both the Chichigalpa Association for Life and National Sugar Estates Limited.

(Courtesy of Rebecca Laws)

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A meeting of the members of Chichigalpa Association for Life.

(Courtesy of Rebecca Laws)

A Public Health Mystery in Nicaragua

Thousands of young men in Nicaragua are dying of a disease that usually strikes the old: chronic kidney disease.

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