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Mysterious Disease May Be Carried by the Wind 72

Posted by samzenpus
from the blowing-in-the-wind dept.
bmahersciwriter (2955569) writes "Kawasaki disease is a mysterious condition that results in alarming rashes, inflammation and sometimes early death. It sickens 12,000 children a year in Japan and is suspected to arrive there and elsewhere by the wind. Now, researchers have narrowed the source to croplands in northern China and offered some possible explanations as to its cause."
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Mysterious Disease May Be Carried by the Wind

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  • Re:valley fever (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 19, 2014 @07:12PM (#47042177)

    Coccidioidomycosis
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccidioidomycosis

    not candida

  • by manofherb (211786) on Monday May 19, 2014 @10:30PM (#47043279) Homepage

    Father from Nebraska, my son came down with it in February of 2013 after 3-4 days of him just clinging to us with high fevers we finally took him to the emergency room where they did the cultures, the spinal tap, blood draws, etc everything when they finally determined what it was(my wife had googled it around the same time) they were able to start the IVIG http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I... [wikipedia.org] and by the next morning his fever had gone down and he started getting back to normal followed up by a few ultrasounds of his heart over the next couple months safe to say I'm glad we had insurance and we met our deductible quick that day afterwards i found out a co-worker's daughter had it a few years before, and my wife knows 2 other people whose children have had it

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