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SnooCats2404 t1_jef9bru wrote

Awwww shit… this is how it starts. Today “man infected by plant fungus… tomorrow, Last Of Us.


belated_harbinger t1_jegnb39 wrote

One of my life's ambitions to be one of those level 2 zombies. I was thinking just wrap myself in barbed wire so I don't chop up easily, maybe put on a football helmet, bolt a machete to my forearm. Really make the survivors earn it, you know?


7h0r t1_jefhic7 wrote

Fungus can’t live inside humans very well, it’s too slow moving and our immune systems are too efficient.


SnooCats2404 t1_jefi0vn wrote



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bistro777 t1_jegtqgu wrote

All of you just read irrefutable evidence that fungus people walk among us. Not only are they vicious, they are intelligent. It's only a matter of time until they overwhelm us all. And I for one welcome our new fungus overlords. I would like to remind them as a spokesman on reddit with 18k karma, I would be useful in corralling others to toil in the fungal sugar mines.


Feynnehrun t1_jefiytc wrote

What on earth are you talking about? There are fungal infections that are so effective at living in humans, that they're sometimes nearly impossible to get rid of. Toenail fungus being one of them. Additionally, CDC is monitoring a potential crisis right now for a killer fungus that is spreading between humans and is highly resistant to antifungals.


aneeta96 t1_jegbbi3 wrote

Curious to hear more about the fungus the CDC is tracking but isn't toenail fungus living outside the body?


Feynnehrun t1_jegcb71 wrote

Here's the information regarding the recent fungal threat. There are MANY fungal infections that infect humans internally, and many of them become very deadly.

Toenail fungus lives in the nailbed, and there are many fungal infections that cause toenail fungus. The most common one typically does not spread past the nailbed. Some, can infect the blood stream and will result in death if not treated.

here's a list of SOME fungal infections that are dangerous.

This list is not exhaustive.

Regarding toenail fungus....the infection is often so hard to get rid of, that you're sometimes prescribed a pill for it that can do significant damage to your liver, to the point that you have to have frequent bloodwork while taking the medication in order to monitor your liver and ensure it's not being damaged too much. Many people are removed from this medication due to their liver suffering too much from it. At which point, the next method to cure the infection is to surgically remove the nail, then sterilize the matrix so the nail doesn't grow back and then continuously apply topical prescription strength antifungals directly to the nail bed and do crazy things like change your socks 3 times a day and sterilize them in bleach or boiling water before washing them separately from other clothes.


20mins2theRockies t1_jefo1sh wrote

>Fungus can’t live inside humans very well, it’s too slow moving and our immune systems are too efficient.

Not really. The main reason fungi cannot survive in humans is because fungi cannot survive if it's host's internal temperature is over ~94°.

There is some concern that climate change/warming temperatures could spawn new, more resistant fungi that could adapt to human hosts


cowjuicer074 t1_jegyles wrote

I was going to ask for a refund with this game, but I think I need to play it and figure out how I can survive


autotldr t1_jef9fq9 wrote

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 64%. (I'm a bot)

> The first person to be diagnosed with a fungal disease that typically affects plants is a plant mycologist in Kolkata.

> "He had no history of diabetes, HIV infection, renal disease, any chronic disease, immunosuppressive drug intake, or trauma. The patient, a plant mycologist by profession, had been working with decaying material, mushrooms, and various plant fungi for a long time as part of his research activities."

> The researchers, Dr. Soma Dutta and Dr. Ujjwayini Ray of the Consultant Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata, further explained in the report that "Chondrostereum purpureum is a plant fungus that causes silver leaf disease in plants, particularly those in the rose family. This is the first instance of a plant fungus causing disease in a human. Conventional techniques failed to identify the fungus."

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Emsebremse t1_jefepkg wrote

Bad bot! Tz tz tz. You forgot to mention that the man got sick 2 years ago and after the treatment he is now healthy again, or at least free of the fungus.


carpuzz t1_jefbige wrote

yeah its now fungus time..


Notsnowbound t1_jefa749 wrote

Right after the first human bird flu case...great...


Successful-Hyena-108 t1_jeg09sk wrote

This has been posted multiple times. It's also a case from a couple years ago.


BitterPuddin t1_jeg23pz wrote

Soooooo, if its the first case, and he isn't dead, is it really a killer fungus?


Menneskefernis t1_jeg3ya8 wrote

Yes, because, based on their research, they estimated that he will die at some point.


BitterPuddin t1_jeg7gqc wrote

From the article:


>The man's neck abscess was detected and surgically treated to drain it, according to the doctors. Following this, the x-ray revealed nothing abnormal, and the patient received a course of antifungal medication.
>"After two years of follow-up, the patient was absolutely fine, and there is no evidence of recurrence," the researchers wrote.


PomatoTotalo t1_jef9drv wrote

Came for The Last of Us prequel and was not disappointed.


PomatoTotalo t1_jefay7h wrote

Came for The Last of Us prequel. Did not disappoint.