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(Grist)   US field guide to tomorrow's climate-driven diseases. Come for the Powassan virus, stay for Chagas' disease, go out on a limb with Vibriosis   (grist.org) divider line
    More: Scary, Infection, Immune system, Vibrio vulnificus, Infectious disease, Epidemiology, Vaccine, Bacteria, Vibrio  
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425 clicks; posted to STEM » on 27 Jun 2022 at 5:09 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-27 4:38:50 PM  
This year I found a tick on me in February which was the last month on my TickBite bingo scorecard. I stuck a pin through it and made a TickTack.
 
2022-06-27 5:05:54 PM  
Go swimming one last time in your favorite lake before it is found to be the home of brain eating amoeba.
 
2022-06-27 5:35:58 PM  
I'm gonna guess none of these will give me super powers. Sad.
 
2022-06-27 5:38:10 PM  
Powerass virus?
 
2022-06-27 6:39:46 PM  
Forwarded to my eldest, who did her bachelor's in biomedical science and is now looking at grad schools.  She might be interested in Valley Fever, since she's into fungi and emerging diseases they cause.  You might say she's a fun gal.

/rimshot
 
2022-06-27 11:22:22 PM  
Vibrio in shellfish is where cholera comes from. If your infrastructure is less than well maintained, any drinking water gets contaminated by sewage, like, after a flood or even if you're foolish enough to place your intake pipe too close to your outflow, you've just created an epidemic of massive proportions. Golly, it'll be like the 1800s again.
 
2022-06-28 2:46:14 AM  

dbirchall: Forwarded to my eldest, who did her bachelor's in biomedical science and is now looking at grad schools.  She might be interested in Valley Fever, since she's into fungi and emerging diseases they cause.  You might say she's a fun gal.

/rimshot


Valley fever has been a thing for a while. The American Southwest has been hot and dry for a lot longer than the last 50 years. I guess there's just more possibility for it to show up outside of its native range, if things continue as they are.
 
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