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    Deadly Fungal Infection Strikes Victims of Joplin Tornado

    As much as I hate to open this thread with a cliché this just, "adds insult to injury." First these people are hit with disaster of near Biblical proportions, loss of life and property and now this.

    The Citizens of Joplin are in need of our help even more than they did before, and bucause Americans are the most giving people on Earth I hope that we maintain the giving and help these people out.


    Deadly Fungal Infection Strikes Victims of Joplin Tornado - FoxNews.com
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Health officials say flying debris from the tornado that tore through Joplin, Missouri, last month is to blame for an outbreak of a rare but serious — and in some cases deadly — fungal infection among some of the more than 900 people injured in the disaster.

    Soil or plant matter on debris that penetrated the skin of some of the people who survived the twister is believed to have caused them to contract an infection called zygomycosis, said Uwe Schmidt, an infectious diseases physician at Freeman Health System in Joplin.
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