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Mystery killer disease sweeping across Central America

Posted by feww on December 13, 2011

Mysterious epidemic killing more men in Nicaragua than HIV and diabetes combined

The disease which is causing kidney failure has killed so many men in western Nicaragua’s sugarcane-growing community of La Isla [The Island] the locals call their village La Isla de las Viudas—”The Island of the Widows.”

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  • Central America. A mysterious killer epidemic is sweeping across Central America, killing more men in Nicaragua than HIV and diabetes combined. In El Salvador, the disease is the 2nd biggest cause of death among the male population, said a report.
    • The epidemic is now prevalent across six countries, along the Pacific coast of Central America.
    • The following figures show the percentage increase in male deaths caused by kidney disease in Central America between 2005 and 2009:
      • Guatemala: 27%
      • El Salvador: 26%
      • Nicaragua: 41%
      • Costa Rica: 16%
    • “It is important that the chronic kidney disease (CKD) afflicting thousands of rural workers in Central America be recognized as what it is – a major epidemic with a tremendous population impact,” said Victor Penchaszadeh, a clinical epidemiologist at Columbia University, and a consultant to the Pan-American Health Organization on chronic diseases in Latin America.
    • El Salvador’s health minister has asked the international community for help. The epidemic is  “wasting away our populations,” she said.
    • The worst aspect of the disease is the suddenness by which it claims its victims. The disease victims show no sign of high blood pressure or diabetes, which are the most common causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the “developed world.”
    • “Most of the men we studied have CKD from unknown causes,” said Dr. Carlos Orantes, who recently discovered that a quarter of the men in the farming region of Bajo Lempa in El Salvador are afflicted with CKD.
    • Dr. Orantes believes that exposure to toxic chemicals—pesticides and herbicides—is a major cause of the CKD in his area.

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