09/16/2013 08:22 am ET

Deadly Fungal Disease May Spread In U.S.

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The Pacific Northwest — a region known for stunning natural vistas and a love of outdoor recreation — is also home to a deadly fungal disease that's spread through the air, according to public health officials. The cryptococcus gattii fungus is rare, but spreading, researchers say in a new report published in Emerging Infectious Diseases. 

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