In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, Relatives dress the body of the recently dead Jesus Flores, 51, chronic renal failure patient and former worker irrigator a mason of the San Antonio sugarmill, inside of her house in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. in this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 photo. Flores, 51, who died of chronic kidney disease on Jan. 19, 2012, worked as an irrigator and construction worker for 23 years at the San Antonio sugar plantation and mill. A mysterious epidemic is devastating the Pacific coast of Central America, killing more than 24,000 people in El Salvador and Nicaragua since 2000 and striking thousands of others with chronic kidney disease at rates unseen virtually anywhere else. Many of the victims were manual laborers or worked in the sugarcane fields that cover much of the coastal lowlands.