Friday, April 23, 2010

A Fungus Among Us

A deadly fungus. As in fatal. As in kill your ass.

For those of you who don't believe stories you read on Fox News (and you know who you are), you can go here instead.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The new strain appears to be unusually deadly, with a mortality rate of about 25 percent among the 21 U.S. cases analyzed, they said.

the outbreak expanded into...Washington and Oregon from 2005 to 2009

So...we've had 21 cases resulting in about 5 deaths in the FOUR YEARS.

More people than that drown in their own bathtubs in a week.

And this is newsworthy for what reason?

Aaaaah, the inevitable punch line:

Freezing can kill the fungus and climate change may be helping it spread, the researchers said.

Nothing to see here...move along.