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Thread: September Epidemic.

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    Lightbulb September Epidemic.

    Cleveland has a serious uptick in asthma and other respiratory infections, etc. every September, according to the local news.

    This year is considerably worse than usual. Ragweed is unusually prolific, and we are having a very warm, humid Indian Summer.

    This probably is also true of anyone living in a similar weather pattern to ours.

    Down south, the hurricanes have been devastating, obviously. Mold and the like are prolific, and mosquitoes are very bad, causing concern about possible outbreaks of infectious diseases.

    It looks the same, outside, but it really isn't. Take care with babies and old people, and if you are doing manual labor outside, be aware of your breathing, etc. The danger is not obvious, as when we have a terrible blizzard. But overexertion can be equally bad for you.

    Don't get hurt, please. These "invisible" clouds of bad air can include some nasty diseases.

    Happy, healthy fall days to every one here.

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    Our monsoon season has essentially dried up.

    We used to get a lot more rain.

    Last couple of years, not so much.

    This has caused a rise in the cases of Valley Fever because with less rain we have more dust which carries the bacteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Our monsoon season has essentially dried up.

    We used to get a lot more rain.

    Last couple of years, not so much.

    This has caused a rise in the cases of Valley Fever because with less rain we have more dust which carries the bacteria.
    I never heard of that illness. I remember people moving to Arizona because they had lung problems.

    Has that chamged?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I never heard of that illness. I remember people moving to Arizona because they had lung problems.

    Has that chamged?
    Its more of a nuisance, only about half the people that get it get sick.

    Very dangerous to animals though.

    That's why our dust storms are so risky.

    It similar to the risks with the mold and fungus they get up in Oregon and Washington and the risks associated with that.

    Its a fungus that lives in the dirt and can be inhaled into the lungs. Depending on your immune system it can be flu like symptoms, nothing, or death in some cases.

    That's why when a dust storm hits we close up all windows and doors and lock ourselves in.





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    There is supposed to be smoke from fires here in Washington that travels all the way to the east coast.

    (sorry about that.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Its more of a nuisance, only about half the people that get it get sick.

    Very dangerous to animals though.

    That's why our dust storms are so risky.

    It similar to the risks with the mold and fungus they get up in Oregon and Washington and the risks associated with that.

    Its a fungus that lives in the dirt and can be inhaled into the lungs. Depending on your immune system it can be flu like symptoms, nothing, or death in some cases.

    That's why when a dust storm hits we close up all windows and doors and lock ourselves in.
    Holy Toledo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    There is supposed to be smoke from fires here in Washington that travels all the way to the east coast.

    (sorry about that.)

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    That's the way the Jet Stream crumbles, I guess.


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