Cryptococcus Gattii Version 1.1
Fungi are easily eliminated with frequencies. The threat of Cryptococcus Gattii is not having an effective means to deal with it, a common problem with conventional medicine.
Cryptococcus gattii, formerly known as Cryptococcus neoformans var gattii, is an encapsulated yeast found primarily in tropical and subtropical climates. Its teleomorph is Filobasidiella bacillispora, a filamentous fungus belonging to the class Tremellomycetes. Cryptococcus gattii causes the human diseases of pulmonary cryptococcosis (lung infection), basal meningitis, and cerebral cryptococcomas. Occasionally, the fungus is associated with skin, soft tissue, lymph node, bone, and joint infections.
In recent years, it has appeared in British Columbia, Canada and the Pacific Northwest. It has been suggested that global warming may have been a factor in its emergence in British Columbia. From 1999 through to early 2008, two hundred and sixteen people in British Columbia have been infected with C. gatti, and eight died from complications related to it. The fungus also infects animals, such as dogs, koalas and dolphins.
In 2007, the fungus appeared for the first time in the United States, in Whatcom County, Washington and in April 2010 had spread to Oregon. The most recently identified strain, designated VGIIc, is particularly virulent, having proved fatal in 19 out of 218 known victims.
Airborne Fungus Expected to Spread in U.S
Submitted by Drew Kaplan on April 24, 2010
A potentially deadly airborne fungus, widely dubbed the killer fungus, has infected more than 50 people in the U.S., according to the CDC, and is expected to spread from the Pacific Northwest where it first surfaced.
The killer fungus, which first surfaced in Canada in 1999, appeared in the U.S. in Washington in early 2006. Since then, reports of cases have occurred in Oregon and Northern California. “We wouldn’t recommend that people change their habits in any way,” Julie Harris, PhD, MPH, a staff epidemiologist with the CDC, tells WebMD. “We wouldn’t recommend people stay indoors or don’t go hiking or don’t go outdoors.”
Deadly Airborne Fungi Poses Rare Threat
Apr. 23, 2010
It sounds like a plot straight out of a science fiction movie: A new strain of a deadly airborne fungus in Oregon is set to spread to California.
Viewers imagine lethal virus sweeping Earth; carriers marked with a red brand.
But there’s no need to sound the alarm, doctors say.
The new strain of the well-known Cryptococcus gattii fungus is “worrisome” because it appears to be a threat to otherwise healthy people, according to a report released today by Duke University Medical Center.
The fungus had previously affected only people with weakened immune systems.
It is absorbed through the lungs and the symptoms of infection, which can appear two to several months after exposure, can include chest pain, shortness of breath, headache, fever and a cough lasting weeks, according to researchers.