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Lung Infections From Fungi Are Up And Can Be Dangerous And Costly To Treat
2013-10-07 11:05:38

[ Watch The Video: ‘Glowing’ Cells Help Spot A Growing Threat ] Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center On a molecular level, you have more in common with shower curtain mold or the mushrooms on your pizza than you might think. Humans and fungi share similar proteins, a biological bond that makes curing fungal infections difficult and expensive. Current costs to treat these stubborn infections can top $50,000 per patient, and no new classes of antifungal drugs that treat...

2008-12-18 22:06:48

Travelers working in histoplasmosis-endemic areas such as El Salvador should take protective measures, U.S. health officials said. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said histoplasmosis is a fungal disease acquired from inhaling dust containing histoplasma capsulatum spores. The infection usually results in an asymptomatic or mild flu-like illness, but can result in loss of lung capacity. In February 2008, the Pennsylvania and Virginia...


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Jamaican Fruit Bat, Artibeus jamaicensis
2012-06-29 13:18:33

The Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis), also known as the Mexican fruit bat or the common fruit bat, is native to South and Central America. It can also be found in the Greater and Lesser Antilles. Its range extends from southern Mexico to northwestern Argentina, and also includes the islands of Tobago, Trinidad, and the Florida Keys. It prefers habitats at elevations between sea level and 7,004 feet in humid and tropical areas. It can be found in cloud forests and arid habitats as...

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