Zygomycosis hospital outbreak traced to contaminated linen
Cheng and colleagues investigated a zygomycosis outbreak involving six patients during a 2-month period at Queen Mary Hospital in 2015. The researchers conducted environmental sampling and interviewed nursing staff, patients and their relatives ...
Healio - Mon, 04 Jan 2016 07:56



New test could detect elusive pathogens in patients at high infection risk
One of these pathogens is a rare fungus known as Rhizomucor, which is a cause of the hard-to-treat fungal infection zygomycosis in humans. Such fungal species can take a very long time to culture in the lab, and some cannot be cultured at all, making ...
Medical News Today - Sun, 24 Jan 2016 00:03

Finding the needle in a microbial haystack
Molecular signals obtained from additional bioinformatics tests provided further information, which led to the identification of the specific infectious agent -- in this case one of the two species of Rhizomucor, a rare fungus known to cause ...
EurekAlert (press release) - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:07

Researchers test new pathogen detection technology
Molecular signals obtained from additional bioinformatics tests provided further information, which led to the identification of the specific infectious agent— in this case one of the two species of Rhizomucor, a rare fungus known to cause zygomycosis ...
Medical Xpress - Mon, 18 Jan 2016 03:21



PathoChip: Detects Pathogens For Those At High Risk For Infection
One such pathogen is a rare fungus known as Rhizomucor, which causes an infection in humans (zygomycosis) that is very difficult to treat. In this and other similar cases, diagnosis is extremely challenging because such fungal species can require a ...
Inventorspot - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 00:48



Flying debris from devastating Joplin tornado causes deadly 'zygomycosis ...
This has caused them to contract a fungal infection known as 'zygomycosis', which is rare but serious and in some cases deadly. Joplin infectious diseases physician Uwe Schmidt said he knows of at least nine patients who have had the infection since ...
Daily Mail - Fri, 10 Jun 2011 08:34

Aggressive fungus strikes Joplin tornado victims
CBS News - Thu, 09 Jun 2011 22:26

Rare, Aggressive Fungus Strikes Joplin Tornado Victims
KMOX.com - Fri, 10 Jun 2011 02:12

Aggressive Fungal Infection Striking Joplin Victims
ABC News - Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:31

Potentially fatal infection strikes Joplin tornado victims
Telegraph.co.uk - Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:42

Deadly Fungal Infection Strikes Victims of Joplin Tornado
Fox News - Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:30

Rare Fungal Disease the Latest Horrible Thing to Hit Joplin
Riverfront Times (blog) - Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:57



Holly Springs K-9 recovers from rare infection
Dr. Rae Hutchins explains cutaneous zygomycosis, a fungal infection she has seen only once in her career. Storm, a police dog with the Holly Springs Police Department, had surgery to remove the infection and is now recovering comfortably. Doctors think ...
News & Observer - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:18



Does writing about illness help cure it?
My friend recently lost his battle with cancer . . . No, he died of cancer. The diagnosis was too late for war, although he won skirmishes to butter a scone or tie a shoelace. For us onlookers his first chemo infusion represented Alexander's raised arm ...
Irish Times - Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:01


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