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(Sci Tech Daily)   Lung infections caused by fungi are mushrooming across the US   (scitechdaily.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Pneumonia, Fungus, Infectious disease, Fungal diseases, lung infections, Bacteria, Infection, Spore  
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1283 clicks; posted to STEM » on 05 Dec 2022 at 7:00 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-04 8:00:37 PM  
Increasing average temperature is helping acclimatize more types of fungi to human body temp. Where they previously couldn't thrive in a human host, they can now gain a foothold.
 
2022-12-05 3:54:45 AM  
♫ Fungal lung
It's driving me mad
It's making me crazy... ♫
 
2022-12-05 7:04:27 AM  
I'm reminded of how all those COVID victims in India developed fungal infections.
 
2022-12-05 8:11:07 AM  
someone likes infections

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2022-12-05 8:14:29 AM  
Sadly, the Gaia Hypothesis will probably be proved by Earth ramping up every possible infection and exterminating all humans.
 
2022-12-05 8:15:36 AM  
This viral marketing for the new The Last of Us series is a bit much, I'd say.
 
2022-12-05 8:23:00 AM  
"Many fungal infections are called opportunistic infections, which means that they usually affect people with weak immune systems. Because HIV weakens the immune system, you have a greater chance of getting some types of fungal infections, like cryptococcosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)."

https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/infections/hiv-aids.html
 
2022-12-05 8:41:14 AM  
My sister is in the hospital with this right now. She's in near perfect health and this shiat hit her like a freight train.
 
2022-12-05 9:01:07 AM  
Too much touching grass?
 
2022-12-05 9:12:16 AM  

holdmybones: My sister is in the hospital with this right now. She's in near perfect health and this shiat hit her like a freight train.


I'm way more afraid of this shiat than COVID. I HATE fungi anyway. They are the devil.

/Have not had c-19 yet.
 
2022-12-05 9:33:13 AM  
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2022-12-05 9:36:02 AM  
transporter_ii:

But yet they are essential to all tree life on earth. Their very microscopic tendrils bore into the tree's cell walls to provide nutrients from far beyond your yard. We must remember that Bob Hopkins told us to trust the fungus.
 
2022-12-05 9:47:40 AM  
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2022-12-05 9:54:43 AM  
One of the reasons we wear masks while gardening.  Ever see Dog Vomit slime mold?
 
2022-12-05 10:01:10 AM  

dammit just give me a login: Increasing average temperature is helping acclimatize more types of fungi to human body temp. Where they previously couldn't thrive in a human host, they can now gain a foothold.


That, and of course, surviving Covid leaves a person forever vulnerable to infections in their lungs, plus a random roll chart of other organs. We knew this by Summer 2020, but hey, we need to open up and send kids back to school.

But who knows, maybe it's happening only in the USA because of some other variable, like diabetes makes a person's blood sugary sweet and the fungus gloms onto them like a human sized miso vat full of agar growth medium.
 
2022-12-05 10:04:57 AM  
Happened to my grandmother, who was an avid gardener. She recovered, but the stress of the prolonged illness while they figured out what it was... that was the final straw that cascaded her into assisted living. She already had signs of dementia, and her confusion during this period really seemed to coalesce.

The stress and isolation of COVID restrictions seemed to accelerate her dementia. Basically on house arrest in her room, cut off from family and friends, even friends within the facility. As things calmed down, her daughters were able to visit her with weekly Covid tests, but it was clear that she was on the downhill.
 
2022-12-05 10:12:15 AM  
at the start of covid, I ended up with blastomycosis cdc site.  I ended up with what amounted to deep blisters all over my body. Had to see a dermatologist get them cut open.  One was under so much pressure (and pain to me) that the incision caused it to shoot out about a foot.  That aside, there are two good medicines to cure this.. Itraconazole which tastes like ass. the "best" tasting one I can only describe as taking orange peel Burning it to a char, dragging it through mud, and then liquifying it.  You need to take about 3-6 shots (depending on dosage) daily.  You can't even drink alcohol while on this as it will screw up your liver and such.   the other medicine is Amphotericin B which can kill you... :(
 
2022-12-05 10:28:01 AM  

jst1gy: Amphotericin B which can kill you


That's why doctors call it Amphoterrible.
 
2022-12-05 12:14:18 PM  

Nurglitch: "Many fungal infections are called opportunistic infections, which means that they usually affect people with weak immune systems. Because HIV weakens the immune system, you have a greater chance of getting some types of fungal infections, like cryptococcosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)."

https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/infections/hiv-aids.html

"In the current study, researchers at Linköping University have looked at whether a severe COVID-19 infection has long-term effects on the body's immune cells...
'The effects on the T cells of the immune system are interesting and mixed. Some of them are still activated long after the disease episode, while others are 'fatigued' and cannot function normally. We see similar effects on patients with a chronic HIV infection.'"


https://liu.se/en/news-item/svar-covid-19-ger-langvariga-negativa-effekter-pa-immunforsvaret
 
2022-12-05 2:02:46 PM  
Boston area, you say?  Wonder if the farking landscapers and their machines that blow mulch everywhere have anything to do with spores in the air.  (Hint: once the much is in place, fungi grow in it.)
 
2022-12-05 2:28:09 PM  
I got one once. I smoked out of a moldy bong and got an infection of mold in my lungs. The pain was 9 out of 10, like being stabbed over and over and over in my chest. It wrecked me. Took about a week to get better and by that time I lost my job ( no sick days you're fired Muhrica ). It's bad.

/ Always keep your bongs clean.
 
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