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Airborne Fungus Killing People In Northwest and Spreading
« on: April 26, 2010, 02:26:21 PM »
from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36722426/ns/health-infectious_diseases/

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A deadly, airborne new strain of fungus has emerged in Oregon. It has killed nearly one out of four known affected people so far and might also attack animals ranging from dogs to dolphins. And it is likely to spread, researchers now warn.

The new strain known as VGIIc of the fungus Cryptococcus gattii not only targets humans but has also proven capable of infecting dogs, cats, alpacas, sheep and elk. Other strains have even infected porpoises.





  

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