A fatal fungal disease of marine mammals common to humans was found

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under the leadership of the University of California, Davis, A team of scientists from Canada and the Northwest Pacific pieced together the history of fungal outbreaks in marine mammals. They collected and analyzed data collected by veterinarians, microbiologists, marine mammalian biologists and marine mammals when they ran aground for decades

gatterella can cause lung and brain diseases. This fungus lives in soil and trees and is obtained by breathing fungal spores. It is not considered to be an infectious disease that can be transmitted between people. It is usually found in tropical and subtropical forests parallel to the distribution of Eucalyptus. GATT’s bacteria are likely to be transferred to the Northwest Pacific in the early 20th century, although the specific mechanism is not clear

since 1999, humans, livestock and terrestrial wild animals have been infected with Gartner bacteria on Vancouver Island, gradually affecting individuals living in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California. The researchers found that 42 dolphins and porpoises in the Salish sea also died of the fungal pathogen, including harbour porpoises, darle porpoises and Pacific white dolphins

construction, deforestation and other activities disturbing the soil will make Gatti spores aerosol gel, resulting in infection of people and animals living near the disturbed site and inhaling spores. Marine mammals that died of garteria were found near land hotspots, indicating that spores precipitated on the sea, and finless porpoises and dolphins inhaled these spores when they surfaced to breathe

the researchers also found evidence that the first possible case of Pasteurella in the Northwest Pacific may have occurred in a dalrat dolphin in 1997 – two years earlier than the first human case in the region in 1999

Joe gados, a wildlife veterinarian and co researcher at the seadoc Association at the University of California, Davis, said: “usually we study marine mammals because they play an important role in the ecosystem, but we often forget that they can also remind us of diseases affecting humans.”