Spread of disease linked to warming climate

Posted by Trish Riley, August 1, 2010

Last week the CDC issued a report warning U.S. doctors to be alert for patients showing signs of a cryptoccocal infection.

The infection is spread by a fungus, Cryptococcus gattii, that attacks the nasal cavity and spreads to other body sites, causing pneumonia, meningitis and other lung, brain or muscle ailments. The disease also affects animals.

via Spread of disease linked to warming climate — The Daily Climate.

For more info: http://www.cdc.gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/cryptococcus/

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