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Airborne Disease Holds Potential for Unexpected, Accelerated Spread


March 25, 2009

wheat stem rust Both plant and human diseases that can travel with the wind have the potential to spread far more rapidly than has been understood, according to a new study, in findings that pose serious concerns not only for some human diseases but also a new fungus that threatens global wheat production. The research, done by scientists at Oregon State University and other institutions, concluded that invading diseases do not always progress in an orderly, constant rate.   Full Story

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