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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: The deadly fungus! Reply with quote

Shit, now I'm afraid to go home and bring the fungus to Arizona!

NY, NY (Apr 24) – An airborne fungus also known as the “deadly fungus” has infected more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest. The Killer fungus originating from Canada, has health officials in the United States stating, “there is cause for concern but, are not ready to sound the alarm.”

The fungus is capable of triggering both pneumonia and meningitis however, at this time is still considered a rare possibility. The fungus, Cryptococcus gattii is airborne and has only been detected in the Pacific Northwest. The 50 reported cases have been spread across Washington, Oregon, and California with a new strain discovered in Oregon. Unlike other common fungi that normally infect persons with weakened immune systems, Cryptococcus gattii can infect healthily people as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh great- one more thing to worry about- UGH!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tucsondbacksfan wrote:
Oh great- one more thing to worry about- UGH!!


Sorry to ruin your day, tdf, I don't know if you have children? Having them makes you see germs as fearsome enemies. Before I have mine, I don't think I would even notice news like that, now, I lay awake at night thinking about news like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldnt really call them little kids, but she has children Wink

Another fungus/mold worth mentioning is Stacchybotious (aka Black Mold, and Im sure I spelled that wrong)

The thread title seems like something McCray would have put as a title Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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From 1999 through to early 2008, two hundred and sixteen people in British Columbia have been infected with C. Gatti, and eight died from complications related to it.[4] The fungus also infects animals, such as dogs, koalas and dolphins.[3] In 2007, the fungus appeared for the first time in the United States, in Whatcom County, Washington [5] and in April 2010 had spread to Oregon.[6] The most recently identified strain, designated VGIIc, is particularly virulent, having proved fatal in 5 of 21 confirmed human cases.[7]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptococcus_gattii
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