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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. The new strain appears to be unusually deadly, with a mortality rate of about 25 percent
Originally posted by righteousxcore
I am excited for where this goes. I love it when things become interesting.
Originally posted by jumpingbeanz
reply to post by dolphinfan
hmm it kills people with aids thats like billions of people worldwide,,, must be another scam to kill the dying quicker.....
Originally posted by dolphinfan
It is also a world leader in Aufsburgers...
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Originally posted by westcoast
As to this area being pristine, well I have to disagree. While we are certainly less polluted than some areas, we have our skeletons in the closet. How about Hanford? You know, that little nasty nuclear plant that is housing one of the largest stock piles of nuclear waste? The same stuff that was supposedly released intentionally onto the public back when it was still open? Then we have some of the industrial plants in the Everett vacinity that has been tied in to many unusuall cancers.
Yes, MS is rampant here. I was recently diagnosed with it. My Vitamin D was also in the toilet, which they are looking at more and more now. Our climate is such that we are prone to low D, which can be attributed for many things.
Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
The mortality rate for recent C. gattii cases in the Pacific Northwest is running at about 25 per cent or six deaths out of 21 known cases analyzed in the United States, compared with a mortality rate of 8.7 per cent or 19 out of 218 known cases in British Columbia, researchers reported in Thursday's issue of the journal PLoS Pathogens.
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I see this fungus has one critical weakness! Socialized universal healthcare! America is screwed!
I live in BC, but I'm not worried, my Care Card will protect me from any deadly fungus! ... 92% of the time anyway