A potentially deadly fungal infection zygomycosis or mucormycosis has turned up in more than nine individuals since the Joplin Missouri tornado. This is normally a rare fungal infection which a doctor may never see once in his career.
Once contracted, the infection can spread rapidly. Treatment involves removal of the damaged area and antifungals (amphotericin B therapy), except when it involves the sinuses, brain, or lungs. It can also attack the gastrointestinal tract or skin. Three of the victims of the Joplin tornado in May 2011 were reported to have died from this fungus.
Read the Epidemiology and Outcome of Zygomycosis: A Review of 929 Reported Cases here:
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