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Infectious disease: Blowing in the wind
Description: A team of medical and climate scientists, argue in last November's issue of Scientific Reports that the agent of Kawasaki disease--a mysterious kind of inflammation in the blood vessels that primarily targets children under the age of five--is not only reaching Japan from the Asian mainland on winds blowing from central Asia, but it seems to be crossing the Pacific Ocean to infect children in Hawaii and the North American mainland. [Source: Nature News]
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Source: Nature News
Publish Date: 4/4/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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