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Submission + - A disease that's blowing in the wind (nature.com)

bmahersciwriter writes: Kawasaki disease is a mysterious condition that results in alarming rashes, inflammation and sometimes early death. It has affected communities in Japan at unpredictable intervals for decades, and is suspected to arrive there and elsewhere by the wind (http://www.nature.com/news/infectious-disease-blowing-in-the-wind-1.10374). Now, researchers have narrowed the source to croplands in northern China and offered some possible explanations as to its cause.
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A disease that's blowing in the wind

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