A plant fungus has infected a human in India, causing flu-like symptoms in what, according to the researchers, is the first case in the world of these characteristics and everyone thinks that a scenario like that of The Last of Usthe HBO apocalyptic series,
Chondrosteraeus purple It is the fungus that causes silver leaf disease in flora, especially in various species of rose bushes.
It is spread by airborne spores and is so named because the leaves turn silver.which is usually deadly to plants.
The case of the fungus that attacks humans
Until now, this was not known Chondrostereum purpureum will infect humansbut doctors in India have reported what they believe is the first-ever case.
The patient was a 61-year-old man who received treatment at Consultant Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals in Calcutta.after experiencing symptoms such as cough, fatigue, difficulty swallowing and hoarse voice for three months.
Unlike people considered most at risk of fungal infections known to skip species, such as those with cancer, HIV, respiratory disease and organ transplants, the man had no history of any illnesses.
He was a plant mycologist, which included working with mushrooms and various plant fungi.
Should this case in India set off alarms from the WHO?
There are fears that as the planet warms due to climate change, known and unknown fungi could become potential threats. learning to survive on a hotter planet.
According to Professor Bignell, mycologists talk about the “possibility of waiting pathogens”, that is, those that are prevalent in the environment and could cause disease in people under the right conditions.
Fungi that can infect humans
US authorities have revealed that one of these fungi, a type of yeast called Candida auris or C. auris, is spreading rapidly in healthcare facilities in different parts of the world.
Candida species are at the root of ailments such as yeast infections and skin rashesand they are also a leading cause of bloodstream infection in ICU patients.
Another known fungus in humans is Cryptococcosis neoformans, which infects the lungs and brain.causing pneumonia and meningitis in immunocompromised patients.
This infection kills more than 100,000 people a year in sub-Saharan Africa.
And there is also the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, a common mold that is very common in domestic and outdoor environments.can cause “chronic and acute lung disease” and be fatal.
The mushroom that triggers the apocalypse in “The Last of Us”
Shortly after the premiere of the first episode of The Last of Usfans started theorizing about it the infection spread through the flour. Various characters are seen eating foods that contain flour, Joel and Sarah don’t eat foods that contain flour, Joel is on an Atkins diet.
The second episode begins with a flashback to Jakarta, a city in Indonesia, a few days before the outbreak of the disease in 2003.. It was revealed that employees of a flour plant got infected and started biting each other, which means that the infection probably spread around the world from the flour produced in this plant.
Thanks to a series of random decisions, JOel and his baby daughter Sarah were eventually spared the actual infection, but many others were not. Then everything went to the worst.
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