Quote:Named for Japanese researcher Tomisaku Kawasaki, who first described the ailment in 1967, Kawasaki disease attacks the coronary arteries of certain children — generally younger than age 5 — whose genes make them susceptible.http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/may/...ase-china/
If untreated, the disease can cause severe damage to a child’s blood vessels that can turn into dangerous aneurysms later in life. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 5,447 cases of the disease in the United States in 2009.
Japan has the highest rate of the disease, but many cases have emerged over the years throughout Asia, in Britain, across the Caribbean and elsewhere. The incidence rate in the U.S. has been increasing, the CDC said.
Quote:Kawasaki disease (KD), the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children worldwide, has remained a mystery for more than 40 y. No etiological agent has yet been identified. By using simulations with the flexible particle dispersion model from different Japanese cities from each single high (low) KD incidence day, the source region KD is retrieved in cereal croplands in northeastern China. We infer the incubation time for KD ranges from 6 h to 2 d, thus favoring an antigenic or toxic exposure as the trigger. Candida sp. is reported as the dominant fungal species collected aloft (54% of all fungal DNA clones) demonstrating the potential for human disease in aerosols transported by wind currents traveling long distances.http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/0...1.abstract
Airborne Candida toxins sounds like really really bad news.