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Study Identifies Soil Fungus That Causes Lung Infections Across the US

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Study Identifies Soil Fungus , That Causes Lung Infections , Across the US.
Gizmodo reports that a new study suggests that
an illness-causing fungus called histoplasma
may now be found in the soil of nearly all U.S. states.
Gizmodo reports that a new study suggests that
an illness-causing fungus called histoplasma
may now be found in the soil of nearly all U.S. states.
According to researchers, doctors may be
missing diagnoses of the deadly infection due
to outdated risk maps.
Previously, histoplasma, or histo, was believed to
be found in the soil of central and eastern states,
mostly in Ohio and the Mississippi River valley.
Previously, histoplasma, or histo, was believed to
be found in the soil of central and eastern states,
mostly in Ohio and the Mississippi River valley.
However, the team behind the new study
suggest that those beliefs were based on
research conducted back in the 1950s and 60s. .
The team looked at over 45 million Medicare
records from 2007 to 2016 and found
evidence of histo in almost every state. .
The team looked at over 45 million Medicare
records from 2007 to 2016 and found
evidence of histo in almost every state. .
In 48 out of 50 states, the team found that
histo was responsible for clinically relevant
rates of illness in at least one county.
Fungal infections are much more common
than people realize, and they’re spreading, Andrej Spec, Study author and associate professor of medicine
at Washington University in St. Louis, via Gizmodo.
The scientific community has underinvested
in studying and developing treatments
for fungal infections. I think that’s
beginning to change, but slowly, Andrej Spec, Study author and associate professor of medicine
at Washington University in St. Louis, via Gizmodo.
Exposure to histo and other pathogens can occur
through activities that disrupt the soil,
like farming, landscaping or construction.
Exposure to histo and other pathogens can occur
through activities that disrupt the soil,
like farming, landscaping or construction.
Exposure to histo and other pathogens can occur
through activities that disrupt the soil,
like farming, landscaping or construction.
It’s important for the medical community
to realize these fungi are essentially
everywhere these days and that we need
to take them seriously and include
them in considering diagnoses, Andrej Spec, Study author and associate professor of medicine
at Washington University in St. Louis, via Gizmodo.
It’s important for the medical community
to realize these fungi are essentially
everywhere these days and that we need
to take them seriously and include
them in considering diagnoses, Andrej Spec, Study author and associate professor of medicine
at Washington University in St. Louis, via Gizmodo