Zygomycosis and the Joplin Tornado
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Following in the wake of the EF5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri in May of 2011, there has been an outbreak of life-threatening fungal infections among people in the area. Identifying the source of the infections and how the people were exposed yields some surprising answers.
- Glenn D. Roberts, PhD, a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Microbiology, as well as a consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic
- Culture Referred for Identification, Fungus
- Fungal Culture, Blood
- Fungal Culture, Dermal
- Fungal Culture, Routine
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- Hot Topic: Clinical Mycology: Direct Examination of Histoplasma
- Hot Topic: Clinical Mycology: Direct Examination of Paracoccidioidomycosis and Penicilliosis
- Hot Topic: Dimorphic Fungi: Blastomycosis
- Hot Topic: Dimorphic Fungi: Histoplasmosis
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