Cryptococcus gattii, the Swine Flu of 2010?

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  1. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    Looks like we may have another disease/virus outbrake like the Swine Flu last year. Expect the media soon to blow it out of proportion just like H1N1 when it only killed a small number of people. Unfortunate, but not even a fraction when compared to the U.S.' population.

    Toxic Airborne Fungus From Oregon Spreading Across West Coast - Science - io9

    Nothing really to worry about unless you live in those regions that cases have been reported. Interesting how these types of lifeforms mutate and reproduce and how rapidly they can spread over a certain area. Man but it must suck to die like that with all those symptoms. Hopefully we'll find a cure for it soon.


    As long as this fungus doesn't end up like this:
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    I'm sure we'll be fine :lol 
     
  2. Ironhide2005

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    So its going to be the next BS feast? Dear god people are retards
     
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    Ok so death rate is about 20% yet this is a tropical disease.

    The propaganda starts already.

    I think the death rate for a small cut is about 25% in any 3rd world country without Modern Western Medicine.

    Sorry like every other superbug before it......not worried more fluff than stuff.
     
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    I remember when swine flu was the new bird flu, and when bird flu was the new SARS...
     
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    Well, 21 cases during a four year period isn't very many. Apparently the symptoms for this fungus are similar to pneumonia and therefore treatment prescribed for misdiagnosis (anti-biotics instead of anti-fungals) may have contributed to the few human deaths out of the small number of cases. The news here in Oregon, thankfully, has definitely stressed that this is treatable and a low threat to health.
     
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    I herd AIDS is getting jealous of all these new diseases.
     
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    It must be a slow news week so the media needs some crisis. In these situations it seems to manufacture its own or turn something relatively minor into armageddon.

    What about the hundreds of people who die of cancer ever year? I guess they're not newsworthy. But by god four people dying of fungal infections is the end of the bloody world.
     
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    An airborne fungus can't spread like a virus. I'm not worried.
     
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    SOME SMALL CHILDREN TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA DIED FROM THE FLU SHUT ALL PORTS CLOSE DOWN THE COUNTRY

    God bless America. A kid in "A few miles from Mexico" gets sick and suddenly we turn in to Madagascar.
     
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    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    *Puts on BW Megatron accent*
    Yessss... I sense another panic rage... yesss...
     
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    More hysteria? Yay!
     
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    And the media will once again blow this out of proportion and cause a massive scare, just like swine flu, bird flu, SARS...

    It's really starting to get annoying.
     
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    *high fives*
     
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    all i read was OREGON and saw that where i live, its one of the regions....and i thought damn...
     
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    Yep, we're all gonna die.

    Eventually. :D 

    The news was saying its mostly near trees and forests, which will probably cause some people to panic about the trees in their yards, etc. Sounds like a panic that would be amusing to watch.

    --Moony
     
  17. Sage o' G-fruit

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    Hopefully, this one will be big enough for me to start looting.
     
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    Holy shit, I remember SARS.

    Not that I miss it, mind you, but ever happened to that outbreak?
     
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    WHAT HAS SCIENCE DONE?!?!?! Quick round up all the scientists and put them on an island somewhere... The real scientists can hunt and eat the self important fake scientists.
     
  20. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    Even I remember SARS and I'm only 17... So when SARS was around (late 2002-2003) I would of been 9/10ish... I guess that kinda shows how media hype and paranoid even get to kids.

    It also just kinda faded out, much like every "super bug" does...
     

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