According to scientists after the 1964 Alaska Earthquake,
a deadly fungus poured into the beach from the tsunami.
Researchers believe that the fungus spread to forests and beaches in the Pacific Northwest and then learned to survive alone.
this dangerous fungus has infected 300 cases of pneumonia and other diseases. In 1999
the first case of this infectious disease was reported in the same area, called Cryptococcus. 10% of the affected cases proved to be fatal.
If the research published in the scientific journal Mbao is accurate, it may affect other areas affected by the tsunami.
This infectious fungus, Cryptococcus aureus, is usually found in warmer regions of the world, such as Australia, Papua New Guinea, Europe, Africa or South America, especially Brazil.
Researchers believe that the fungus has spread to other parts of the world through the water on the ship.
Scientists say that the molecular age of the fungus found in British Columbia and the coast of Washington State in the United States can be traced back to the era when the Panama Canal was built in 1914 when ships from South America grew rapidly. opened
However, when the region first discovered human diseases caused by fungi in 1999, it caused great interest.
this is a mystery because common infections are spread through respiratory spores,
making people in the area sick. Airway spores can help the tiny particles of the disease get into the lungs.
In this new study, the two scientists came up with a new idea of how this deadly fungus can spread so widely in the forest near the Pacific Northwest coast.
He said that the severe 9.4 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Alaska in 1964 played a key role in the spread of this earthquake.
The epicenter was reported to be below the Pacific seabed, but no tsunami warning was issued;
the epicenter was reported to be below the Pacific seabed, but no tsunami warning was issued, and the epicenter was reported to be below the Pacific seabed. .
Due to the high water waves caused by the tsunami, this fungus spread from the ocean to the coastal zone and began to grow in trees and soil, so the fungus came into contact with living things and organic matter,
making it ubiquitous. Increased ability to spread like disease.