CDC study links fungal infection to tornado victims

12/6/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine advises physicians treating patients injured in a natural disaster, such as the Joplin, Mo., tornado, to watch for soft tissue fungal infections that can occur following penetrating wounds. The CDC study documented 13 cases of necrotizing cutaneous mucormycosis following the Joplin tornado, and five of the patients died.

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