Sasha Chavkin talks to NBC about mystery kidney disease

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy interviewed journalist Sasha Chavkin about a mysterious kidney disease that's killing rural workers in Nicarauga. Chavkin traveled to Central America, India and Sri Lanka to write about the condition, those suffering from it and the doctors working to identify and treat it. Read Sasha Chavkin's stories in two Center for Public Integrity projects, The Island of the Widows and Mystery in the Fields.

Mystery in the Fields

How a rare form of kidney disease is killing laborers and crippling communities from Central America to Sri Lanka.