Central American kidney disease epidemic linked to occupational heat exposure

Central American kidney disease epidemic linked to occupational heat exposure

Chronic kidney disease, common in agricultural workers in El Salvador and Nicaragua, was also found in 12 percent of sample of brick makers.

Madariaga virus spreads to Haiti

Madariaga virus spreads to Haiti

Madariaga virus (MADV), or South American eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), has -- until now -- been found primarily in animals of South and Central America, with the first human outbreak occurring in Panama in 2010.

Three New DNA Studies Are Shaking Up the History of Humans in the Americas

Three New DNA Studies Are Shaking Up the History of Humans in the Americas

By sequencing and analyzing 15 ancient genomes found throughout the Americas—six of which were older than 10,000 years—these researchers determined that, around 8,000 years ago, the ancestors of Native Americans were still on the move, migrating away from Mesoamerica (what is today Mexico and Central America) toward both North and South America.

Bug guts shed light on Central America Chagas disease

Bug guts shed light on Central America Chagas disease

By collecting DNA from the guts of these bugs, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have described patterns in the behavior of the bugs, the strain of parasite, and the communities of microbes that interact with the parasite.