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    Default New Mexico-originated disease killing hundreds of residents

    David Cart
    August 7, 2017

    SANTA FE, NM —It's a disease hardly anyone has ever heard of. It’s targeting and killing New Mexicans by the hundreds.
    Cerebral cavernous malformation is a genetic disease where blood cells clump together, weakening their walls and causing them to leak blood. When that happens in the brain, it leads to headaches, seizures and potentially death.
    The vast majority of the people who have the disease still live in the Land of Enchantment.
    “We have found that the common denominator was Cristobal Baca, who was one of the original founders here in New Mexico,” Nora Chavez, with the Baca Family Project said.

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    Default Re: New Mexico-originated disease killing hundreds of residents

    Here is a link that goes into greater detail about cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM).
    https://bacafamily.org/the-common-hispanic-mutation/

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