How grass is getting harder to treat
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Dr. Michael B. DeGraffenreid, an allergist and infectious diseases expert, said the disease, called lawn fungus or lawn doctor, is spreading around the country.
He said it’s becoming more common in areas that have recently had more lawns and that some lawns are becoming infected with more than one type of grass fungus.
DeGraffenret said the grass fungus has a range of symptoms, including rashes, swollen joints, and rashes and sores on the hands and feet.
He also said people should wash their hands frequently and clean out lawns regularly.
DeGrasnes said the risk for contracting the disease is low because of the relatively easy way to catch it and because it’s not transmitted by touching infected grass.
People in the U.S. have been using the lawn mower to remove dead or dying grass, or using the mower and lawn mowers to remove lawns, but that hasn’t prevented more people from getting infected.
That’s partly because lawn mowing isn’t regulated and partly because people don’t want to expose themselves to the disease.
“It’s not something you want to do in a public place,” DeGraffens said.
Some states are stepping in to try to regulate the use of lawn mows and lawns.
California is considering regulations that would require lawn mowers to be equipped with a breathing apparatus and that would also prohibit them from leaving the property.
Texas has passed a bill that would limit the amount of lawn care mowing a person can do each year.
The bill has been referred to the House and Senate, but it hasn’t gone anywhere yet.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to expand its ability to test lawns to detect the lawn fungus.
The agency has been collecting samples from lawns for nearly two years.
Dr. Michael B. DeGraffenreid, an allergist and infectious diseases expert, said the disease, called lawn fungus or lawn doctor, is…