Potentially deadly fungus spreading in US, CanadaThis otherwise concerning article takes a humorous turn at the end though....
WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - A potentially deadly strain of fungus is spreading among animals and people in the northwestern United States and the Canadian province of British Columbia, researchers reported on Thursday.
The airborne fungus, called Cryptococcus gattii, usually only infects transplant and AIDS patients and people with otherwise compromised immune systems, but the new strain is genetically different, the researchers said.
"This novel fungus is worrisome because it appears to be a threat to otherwise healthy people," said Edmond Byrnes of Duke University in North Carolina, who led the study.
Freezing can kill the fungus and climate change may be helping it spread, the researchers said.So how exactly did 'Climate Change' help this deadly fungus? Did it give it a ride across the border?? Did it loan it some money? Baloney.
The article says that this fungus has been spreading over the last few years, during a time which global temperatures have not shown any warming? And given this winter's cold weather, one could deduce that that fungus should have been eradicated.
I am sure this this fungus is deadly, and may even be a wider threat, but let drop the hyperbole about it being worse due to an undefined "climate change" co-conspirator....