May 20, 2014

Mysterious Disease, affecting over 12,000 children a year in Japan, May Be Carried by the Wind

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Kawasaki disease is a mysterious condition that results in alarming rashes, inflammation and sometimes early death. It sickens 12,000 children a year in Japan and is suspected to arrive there and elsewhere by the wind. Now, researchers have narrowed the source to croplands in northern China and offered some possible explanations as to its cause.