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Tempest from Tehachapi takes toll or Coccidioides conveyed aloft and afar.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  735056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
New cases of acute primary coccidioidomycosis in large numbers resulted from a windstorm that blew through Kern County, California, on December 20, 1977. In most of these cases clinically apparent infections developed in early and mid-January 1978 and occurred not only in persons exposed directly to the dust raised by the windstorm but also among those in many areas to the north and west of Kern County. The exposure to the dustborne Coccidioides immitis was brief because of the arrival of drenching rains, but the continued heavy rainfall increased the potential for large numbers of cases of coccidioidomycosis to occur in the summer-fall season.
Authors:
D Pappagianis; H Einstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Western journal of medicine     Volume:  129     ISSN:  0093-0415     ISO Abbreviation:  West. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1978 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-03-24     Completed Date:  1979-03-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410504     Medline TA:  West J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
California
Coccidioidomycosis / epidemiology,  therapy,  transmission*
Disease Outbreaks
Dust
Humans
Lung Diseases, Fungal / epidemiology,  therapy,  transmission*
Meteorological Concepts*
Wind
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dust
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