Health authorities warn that some people may be exposed to astragonalus, which is a fungus that can be deadly in large numbers, and which can be transmitted from one person to another, especially if they have weakened immune systems.
It can cause severe fatigue and even death, especially for people with weakened immune responses.
The fungus also can lead to severe infections, such as septicemia.
Health authorities are warning that some individuals are more likely to develop severe infections.
For instance, a person with weak immune systems might develop a severe illness if exposed to astragalesis, which can cause pneumonia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is urging people to avoid exposure to a stragalus fungus, because the fungus is extremely contagious and could spread to other people and be transmitted.
Astragalesis is contagious.
People can get the fungus by touching or handling dead or rotting fruits or by sharing a room with infected people.
People who are at high risk of developing symptoms should seek medical attention immediately, the CDC said.
People can also get the astragenirus if they eat raw, uncooked or undercooked fruits, vegetables or mushrooms.
People should also avoid eating raw or under cooked meats, poultry, seafood or eggs.
People with weakened immunity, especially in children and young adults, should avoid contact with anyone with weakened immunities, such a family member or a close friend, the government said.