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Columbia Study Reports Wind Currents Are behind Children’s Heart Disease

Kawasaki disease, the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children worldwide, may be caused by fungal particles or toxins carried on wind currents from dense croplands in northeastern China to Japan, according to a study by an international team, including researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.