In AIDS patients
Histoplasmosis (Spelunker's Disease)
In soil contaminated by bat or bird droppings.
Treated with Amphotericin B through IV
Endemic in Ohio River Valley
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
Transmitted through close contact (Direct or Droplet)
Severe cases = Death
First identified in China
Civet cat contact with horseshoe bat
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Fever, myalgia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unproductive cough, severe shortness of breath followed by shock and death.
In deer mice
Walking (Atypical) pneumonia
Transmitted by aerosol droplets in close, crowded communities (dorm rooms)
Lacks cell wall
Can't be treated with Penicillin
Found in cooling towers, spas, and ponds
Survives in macrophages in lungs.
Cough, Fever, chest pain, sputum production
G+ Diplo cocci (antiphagocytic)
Prevented with Pneumovax vaccine
Treated with Penicillin or Erythromycin