Notes from the Field Fatal Fungal Soft-Tissue Infections After a Tornado --- Joplin Missouri 2011
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Notes from the Field: Fatal Fungal Soft-Tissue Infections After a Tornado --- Joplin, Missouri, 2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 60(29);992.
This MMWR describes 13 cases (5 of which were fatal) of cutaneous mucormycosis identified after the 2011 Tornado in Joplin, Missouri. It reminds clinicians to consider fungal infections in individuals presenting with necrotizing soft-tissue infections following tornadoes, and to begin treatment as soon as possible in suspected cases.