Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 19th, 1995
The cause of illness in the Brazil's Mato Grosso city of Cuiaba was only discovered after one victim's family demanded an autopsy. The family was planning to sue the hospital which treated him for negligence. When the forensic department could not identify the cause of the advanced deterioration in the kidneys, liver and lungs of the corpse, they sent samples to the Adolfo Lutz Institute in Sao Paulo.
Technicians identified the...
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