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.

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"… He had chronic kidney disease, advanced into its late stages.Rajaratna’s illness is part of an epidemic sweeping northern Sri Lanka. The disease affects th …"

"… ches its advanced, deadly stages.Unlike Sri Lanka and Central America, the illness affects men and women roughly equally, according to separate findings by r …"

"… Brook University. The gender equality and geographic concentration of the illness have focused concentration on potential contamination, particularly in the …"

"… ar companies, demanding that the ailment be compensated as an occupational illness.The Ingenio San Antonio sugar plantation is the epicenter of the fight. Th …"