viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2015

Did You Know? | A fungus moves north

Did You Know? | A fungus moves north


Microscopic image of valley fever fungus

  • The fungus that causes valley fever usually lives in soil in the US southwest, but it was recently identified in Washington State, much farther north.
  • People can get valley fever by inhaling dust carrying the fungus. Infected people can have flu-like symptoms for weeks or months.
  • Raising awareness of valley fever among healthcare providers and thepublic is an important way to minimize delays in diagnosis and treatment.

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