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BAKERSFIELD, Calif.

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Oh that is not as bad as the headline makes it seem

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Oh that is not as bad as the headline makes it seem

 

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"most people exposed to the fungus do not fall ill"

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"most people exposed to the fungus do not fall ill"

 

 

What made it more serious is that - The prison had a population that was 10% HIV plus also they were exposed daily to the Fungus unlike a normal person that would not be.  They probably were surrounded by it.    I read another report besides the one posted here as well as a report from the CDC.  That said that 80% of people exposed are hospitalized.after initial exposure to the fungus.  This is a primary cause of sinus infections and lost time at work.  

 

Simple suggestion when mowing one should wear a mask.  

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^ Mowing with dew on the grass might help too.

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"most people exposed to the fungus do not fall ill"

 

Yep, C. immitis is a opportunistic pathogen, meaning that it will only affect people who are immunocompromised, such as HIV, TB, diabetes, and elderly. It should also be noted that we are breathing in millions of fungal spores of other species daily as well, but do not become ill so long as you have a healthy immune system.

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