The bail out is important. We had to leave on Friday because my husband's asthma was just too bad this year. I've done some grumbling on the board about this, but my basic take is: when you get that message from *the gods* LEAVE. The plan is important, but more important than the plan is the decision that you make BEFORE you get to the playa: "My (his/her/our) health is important, and I will miss the burn rather than risk my life or further injury." It's a tough decision to make and when you pack up and go in a hurry, you don't want to be messing with "should I?" or regrets.AntiM wrote:He should expect a low-key burn, emotional, have a bail out plan in place.
Coccidioidomycosis (also known as Valley fever and California valley fever) is a fungal disease caused by Coccidioides immitis or C. posadasii. It is endemic in certain parts of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and northwestern Mexico.
C. immitis resides in the soil in certain parts of the southwestern United States, northern Mexico, and a few other areas in the Western Hemisphere. Infection is caused by inhalation of airborne, fungal particles known as arthroconidia, which are a form of spore. The disease is not transmitted from person to person.
Symptomatic infection (40% of cases) usually presents as an influenza-like illness with fever, cough, headaches, rash, and myalgia (muscle pain). Some patients fail to recover and develop chronic pulmonary infection or widespread disseminated infection (affecting meninges, soft tissues, joints, and bone). Severe pulmonary disease may develop in HIV-infected persons.
so I'll be watching this thread for
further analysis of the dust particles in layman's terms.
yamaz wrote:Confirmation of how dangerous this dirt is and other conditions it could be causing people?
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