Fatal Fungus Cryptococcus Gattii: Experts Say Fears Overblown

It sounds like a plot straight out of a science fiction movie: A new strain of a deadly airborne fungus in Oregon is set to spread to California. But there's no need to sound the alarm, doctors say. The new strain of the well-known Cryptococcus gattii fungus is "worrisome" because it appears to be a threat to otherwise healthy people, according to a report released today by Duke University Medical Center. The fungus had previously affected only people with weakened immune systems. It is...Full Story
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