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New Diagnostic Tool For Valley Fever
2014-07-24 03:00:58

Windborne dust can be a serious health risk, lofting spores of a sometimes-lethal fungus known as Coccidioides.

2009-07-07 13:00:00

Medical mycologists in The South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) and the Department of Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have significantly advanced the fight against San Joaquin Valley Fever, a respiratory infection of humans, commonly called Valley Fever, which is caused by the Coccidioides fungus.

2008-09-14 03:00:10

By Lee, Rachel Crum-Cianflone, Nancy ABSTRACT Background: Increasing rates of coccidioidomycosis among the general population are being described.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.