Benjamin Park

Two weeks after a devastating tornado destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and killed 145 people, neighborhoods remain in ruins in Joplin, Missouri on June 8, 2011.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Rare, Aggressive Fungus Strikes Joplin Tornado Victims

Zygomycosis, now known as mucormycosis, is a fungal infection that spreads rapidly and can be caused by soil becoming embedded under the skin.


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