Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Scientific American)   There's a fungus among us that's fatal and humongous   (scientificamerican.com ) divider line
    More: Scary, fungus, pathogenic fungi, fungal infections, porpoises, yeast infection, subtropics, body temperatures  
•       •       •

6307 clicks; posted to Geek » on 12 Dec 2013 at 4:50 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-12-13 06:23:37 AM  
1 vote:
Worse than an Oderus Urungus amongus?
2013-12-12 08:01:35 PM  
1 vote:
Huh. And here I thought I was done with fungus-based threats when I finally finished The Last of Us last night.

Guess I'd better start listening for clicking sounds...
2013-12-12 07:18:21 PM  
1 vote:
The article mentioned Valley Fever in passing. In 1961, my mother contracted Valley Fever in Twenty-Nine Palms California, while pregnant with me. Fifty years later she had a recurrence that ultimately proved fatal. She entered a hospital in Minnesota where she was treated for two weeks for pneumonia with no improvement. I happened to mention to one of her doctors that she'd had Valley Fever years before. He was intrigued, as he'd never heard of it. They tested for it, and sure enough it had recurred. She responded to treatment, but permanent damage was done to her lungs, and she passed away a few years later.

Anyway, my point is that Valley Fever, and possibly other fungal infections can recur many years after the original affliction manifests itself. Remember and record your medical history, it may save your or your loved one's life.
2013-12-12 04:57:54 PM  
1 vote:
Piss off mushroom lung.

*Lights up a Marlboro*
2013-12-12 04:55:48 PM  
1 vote:
Another Oprah thread?

/DRTFA
 
Displayed 5 of 5 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report