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  • AZ: Strep throat outbreak forces quarantines on Frye Fire crews

    Source: http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/3...es-quarantines


    Strep throat outbreak forces quarantines on Frye Fire crews
    Sunday, June 18th 2017, 2:23 pm EDT
    By Evan Schreiber, Reporter

    Mt. GRAHAM, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

    A bacterial infection has spread in the Frye Fire firefighter camp, forcing personnel to be quarantined.

    As of Sunday morning, there are 45 confirmed cases of strep throat, or streptococcal pharyngitis, among firefighters on the Frye Fire incident, according to public information officer Evan Burks. The initial cases were first reported Saturday afternoon on the Inciweb page...


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    This sounds like it could be job related.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4757468/ Adverse effects of wood smoke PM2.5 exposure on macrophage functions

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