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Unformatted text preview: germ warfare Hantavirus pulmonary syndromesevere pneumonia with fluid collecting in lungs inhalation from droppings of infected rodents Viral pneumoniarespiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is most frequent cause Fungi Histoplasmosis Histoplasma capsulatum inhalation of spores, begins in lungs but may spread to almost any internal organoften associated with bird droppings Blastomycosis Blastomyces dermatidis inhalation & lung involvement but may also cause skin lesions with abscesses & tissue destruction Coccidiodomycosis Coccidiodes immitis begins with lungs but may spread to other organs Cryptococcosisbegins in lungs due to inhalation of sporesmay spread to other internal organs including brain...
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- Fall '09