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Zygomycosis and the Joplin Tornado



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Unsuspected Fungal Infection Infects Some Joplin Residents

Slide 3

July 2011

But in this case, there were twelve patients who ended up having zygomycosis as a result of being hit by flying debris from this storm that hurled metal, wood, all sorts of materials at a speed of over 200 miles per hour and implanted those particular objects into the skin. As a result, these people developed cutaneous zygomycosis. And three persons have died now and it has not been determined for sure if they have died as a result of the zygomycosis infection or from the tornado or from something else.

Fungal Infection Infects Some Joplin Residents

 


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