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Potentially deadly fungus spreading in US, Canada

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A potentially deadly strain of fungus is spreading among animals and people in the northwestern United States and the Canadian province of British Columbia, researchers reported on Thursday.

The airborne fungus, called Cryptococcus gattii, usually only infects transplant and AIDS patients and people with otherwise compromised immune systems, but the new strain is genetically different, the researchers said.

"This novel fungus is worrisome because it appears to be a threat to otherwise healthy people," said Edmond Byrnes of Duke University in North Carolina, who led the study.

"The findings presented here document that the outbreak of C. gattii in Western North America is continuing to expand throughout this temperate region," the researchers said in their report, published in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Pathogens at http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1000850.

"Our findings suggest further expansion into neighboring regions is likely to occur and aim to increase disease awareness in the region."

The new strain appears to be unusually deadly, with a mortality rate of about 25 percent among the 21 U.S. cases analyzed, they said.



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So this is the next swine flu??? A fungus among us?

Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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9 comments to Potentially deadly fungus spreading in US, Canada

  • mortality rate of about 25 percent !!
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  • Quote From Source:

    The Oregon Department of Human Services disputed some statements in an MSNBC.com article Thursday about the deadliness of a fungus.

    It quotes a Duke University researcher by the name of Edmond Byrnes III: ?This novel fungus is worrisome because it appears to be a threat to otherwise healthy people. Typically, we more often see this fungal disease associated with transplant recipients and HIV-infected patients, but that is not what we are seeing yet.?

    Patty Wentz, a spokeswoman for the Oregon Department of Human Services, said that is just plain wrong.

    ?It?s a very rare disease,? she said Thursday evening. ?It does not affect otherwise healthy people. It affects people who are already ill from other causes like respiratory disease, asthma and transplant patients.?

    She stressed that it is a ?very, very rare? disease.

    http://www.katu.com/news/local/91880439.html

  • You will find the carefully worded mortality rate quoted “”The new strain appears to be unusually deadly, with a mortality rate of about 25 percent among the 21 U.S. cases analyzed, they said.””

    includes 20 lab rats they euthenized because they were showing acute symptoms of toxic reactions. No human cases were cited in the study…..

  • sounded a bit fishy – thats why I searched for, and posted
    the 2nd article.

  • So H1N1 was a failure much like the Bird Flu and SARS. So now they’ve cooked up another scare? Didn’t take as long as I expected but as expected it did come. These people are getting really predictable.

  • got on the internet and found out about all of the scare tactics of the New World Order takeover plans and are balking in front of the ramp into the trucks, the herders are shouting and waving their arms to get some movement.

    The environment is not cooperating with the AGW thing, people are still upset about the housing bubble pop, stock market scare crash, and bank bail out to transfer wealth to the greedy bastards. So the scare tactics of the no fly zone of the Icelandic volcano, and a new fungus that doesn’t “normally” affect healthy people, being suggested as new “get a move on into the trucks ploy”.

    I think too many people already know how it is going to go and are resisting going up the loading chute. The herd is confused and propaganda is just making them think finally….

    The NWO greedy bastards just don’t want to give up even though their cover is blown, 25 or more years went into the planning of this and they sure as hell don’t want to quit now, if they loose the backing of the law system and all hell breaks loose and the common man with past military training becomes active in clearing out the corrupt COE’s and the voters clear out all of the incumbents, we could take the government back.

  • The NWO greedy bastards just don’t want to give up even though their cover is blown, 25 or more years went into the planning of this and they sure as hell don’t want to quit now, if they loose the backing of the law system and all hell breaks loose and the common man with past military training becomes active in clearing out the corrupt COE’s and the voters clear out all of the incumbents, we could take the government back.

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  • So I wonder what drug company rakes in billions of dollars with the cure.

    Just like swine flu.

  • got on the internet and found out about all of the scare tactics of the New World Order takeover plans and are balking in front of the ramp into the trucks, the herders are shouting and waving their arms to get some movement.

    The environment is not cooperating with the AGW thing, people are still upset about the housing bubble pop, stock market scare crash, and bank bail out to transfer wealth to the greedy bastards. So the scare tactics of the no fly zone of the Icelandic volcano, and a new fungus that doesn’t “normally” affect healthy people, being suggested as new “get a move on into the trucks ploy”.

    I think too many people already know how it is going to go and are resisting going up the loading chute. The herd is confused and propaganda is just making them think finally….

    The NWO greedy bastards just don’t want to give up even though their cover is blown, 25 or more years went into the planning of this and they sure as hell don’t want to quit now, if they loose the backing of the law system and all hell breaks loose and the common man with past military training becomes active in clearing out the corrupt COE’s and the voters clear out all of the incumbents, we could take the government back.

    The threat of ash destroying engines in planes is real. They made the right decisions (being conservative and not taking chances). Those weren’t scare tactics!

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