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How a tropical pathogen came to reside in the Pacific Northwest

Flagstaff - In what is being described as “The Teddy Roosevelt effect,” a deadly fungus in the Pacific Northwest may have arrived from Brazil via the Panama Canal, according to a new study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

Bitcoin reaches two-week high Sept. 28 before pulling back

On Thursday the price of bitcoin reached a two-week high but then pulled back to the level it had reached the previous day. South Korea's 3 largest exchanges were pricing bitcoin below $4,000 US.

Fungus that is deadly to AIDS patients found to live in trees

Los Angeles - It may be small, but for people with AIDS it can be deadly. Researchers have narrowed down the source of fungal infections that have been making people with HIV/AIDS in southern California sick for decades.

Schoolgirl scientist identifies source of deadly fungus

Scientists have located the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV patients in Southern California. The discovery is based on the science project of a 13-year-old girl, who spent the summer gathering soil and tree samples.

Cryptococcus gattii and the spread of infection

A new infectious agent of concern has been reported. A fungus named Cryptococcus gattii has reportedly spread from warmer climates and has reached the U.S.

Deadly tropical fungus spreading to Pacific Northwest

A fungal infection originating from tropical and sub-tropical regions have been reported in Vancouver Island in Canada, and Washington and Oregon in the United States, causing respiratory illnesses and deaths.

Deadly fungus causes fears for US as it travels south from BC

Vancouver - With a scientific name that holds little meaning for the general public, Cryptococcus gattii is a relatively new fungal pathogen in North America that is completely capable of killing those it infects.
 

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Cryptococcus gattii growing in a petri dish.
Cryptococcus gattii growing in a petri dish.
By Djspring (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia
A) Chest radiograph and B) computed tomography scan of the patient showing 3 nodular Cryptococcus ga...
A) Chest radiograph and B) computed tomography scan of the patient showing 3 nodular Cryptococcus gattii infiltrates near pleura.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
With the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914  the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans met for the first time...
With the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans met for the first time in over three million years.
Stan Shebs