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

By Sasha Chavkin

The CDC launches industry-funded research into a kidney disease killing thousands of Central American agricultural workers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Daniel Brooks":

"… and industry-backed study will be led by Boston University epidemiologist Daniel Brooks. He previously conducted a study of CKD in Chichigalpa that was organized …"

World Bank approves loan to sugar plantation amid concerns about kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

World Bank approved $15M loan to Nicaraguan sugar plantation, even as industry is ravaged by disease.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Daniel Brooks":

"… or and the disease has been established.” It’s an interpretation that Daniel Brooks, the lead scientist for the Boston University team, said is technically ac …"

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "epidemics":

"… continents and posing a lethal puzzle worthy of Sherlock Holmes.The three epidemics have crucial threads in common. The victims are relatively young and mostl …"

"… nd toxic poisoning.Other common links offer clues to a possible cause. The epidemics affect sharply defined geographic areas that are stunningly fertile and sw …"

"… posure.”In a sense, researchers are waging a race against three parallel epidemics occurring across multiple continents. Yet the search for clues was slow to …"

"… toll. And separate groups of researchers — each chasing clues to kidney epidemics across the globe — have not fully explored whether they are linked toget …"

Thousands of sugar cane workers die as wealthy nations stall on solutions

By Sasha Chavkin and Ronnie Greene

Mysterious kidney disease has killed thousands of men in an isolated region of Central America, but why?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Daniel Brooks":

"… icient replacement of fluids — might be a cause of this disease,” said Daniel Brooks, lead researcher of a scientific team from Boston University that is among …"

Miles de trabajadores de caña de azúcar mueren ante escasez de acción oficial

By Sasha Chavkin and Ronnie Greene

Miles de trabajadores de caña de azúcar mueren ante escasez de acción oficial

Excerpts from this story referencing "Daniel Brooks":

"… ión de fluidos– puede ser una de las causas de esta enfermedad”, dijo Daniel Brooks, investigador principal en un equipo de científicos de la Universidad de …"