When the bloxburg bloom comes: What to expect
The bloxberg bloom is an unusual bloom in Western Australia’s western desert region that often occurs during mid-summer, with its flowers blooming in late September or early October.
It’s caused by a type of bacterium, Candida albicans, that normally infects the intestines of some people.
But in bloxbursts, it can infect the entire body, causing symptoms like diarrhea, fever and skin lesions.
Symptoms usually last for several days, but it can sometimes last for up to a month, and the bloom is known to cause severe damage to crops, livestock and homes.
“It’s pretty scary,” Dr Kato said.
The bloom occurs when a group of fungi in the intestins of humans, sheep, cattle and other animals causes the bacteria to grow and multiply. “
If you’re not careful, the bloom will eventually kill you.”
The bloom occurs when a group of fungi in the intestins of humans, sheep, cattle and other animals causes the bacteria to grow and multiply.
The bacteria are then released into the environment, and when it reaches the soil it can cause soil erosion, soil compaction, mudslides and even water contamination.
While bloxburgh blooms can occur in the western desert, the blozburg bloom has also been observed in some parts of the South Australian highlands, including at the town of Bloxburg in the town’s north.
The blozbursts also affect cattle and sheep, and can spread through the area to farms and people.
“We’ve been doing some early surveys to see what we can do to stop it from happening,” Dr Zwane said.
But she said it was still too early to say if the bloom was dangerous.
“I think it’s probably more likely to be an issue for the people in the blazers and bloxBURST, but we’re working on a way to prevent it.”
The town of the bluzberg blooms is about 2km north of Blaxland in the remote village of Brixley.
Dr Zfone said the town was trying to protect its cattle and residents by limiting the amount of vegetation on the fields, by planting fences and by providing water, feed and other items.
“There are lots of animals and lots of people who are affected,” she said.