Medical Investigation

Season 1 Episode 12

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 07, 2005 on NBC
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A surfer and a volleyball player from a seaside town catch a mysterious disease. Dr. Connor and his staff investigate and find a nearby seal colony is being blamed. Connor must find the source of the disease before the colony is killed.

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      • This week's disease: Coccidioidomycosis

        A fungus which is found in the soil of semi-arid areas. Disturbance of the soil makes the fungus airborne which when inhaled causes fever, cough, headaches and rashes. The percentage of people who become infected is low but can be extremely serious.

        The disease is also known by a number of names - Posadas disease, San Joaquin fever, San Joaquin Valley disease, San Joaquin Valley Fever, and Valley Fever.

      • GOOF: When the sick volleyball player is about to have a piece of her lung taken for examination the rash on her face and neck seems to have disappeared.
        As we are being shown the contaminated sand being removed by specially suited personnel and told that the spores can travel hundreds of miles our two NIH staff are standing a few yards away without even a face mask.

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