Tag Archives: Fungal Infection

Bat Guano No Bueno ~ Fungal Illness Outbreak At Nebraska Day Camp

Posted on the UNC Env-Occ-Med-List-Serv Dr. Gary Greenberg: “Notes from the Field: Histoplasmosis Outbreak Among Day Camp Attendees — Nebraska, June 2012 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6137a4.htm September 21, 2012 / 61(37);747-748 On June 21, 2012, the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) in Omaha, … Continue reading

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Dangerous Fungus – Cryptococcus gattii – Now Endemic in Pacific Northwest: CDC – The emerging fungal infection can be deadly, but many mild cases may go unnoticed, expert says

“Infectious disease expert Dr. Marc Siegel, an associate professor of medicine at New York University, said while the number of infections is small, C. gattii is an emerging infection that needs to be taken seriously.” “We never know which emerging … Continue reading

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Severe Fungal Infections Linked to Drugs

After receiving numerous reports of serious fungal infections among patients taking tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers—infections that in some cases resulted in prolonged hospitalizations and death—the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered manufacturers of the drugs to add … Continue reading

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