A killer plant fungus infects a man in India

A killer plant fungus infects a man in India

The Last of Us recently wrapped up its first season and the PC port of The Last of Us: Part I debuted earlier this week, and as the world clearly knows we love Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic series, Mother Nature also began to act.

Because Sky News reports that in the world’s first case, a man in India has now been infected with what has been dubbed a “killer plant fungus”. The fungus Chondrostereum purpureum is said to cause silver leaf disease in plants and spread via airborne spores to fatally kill flora, but it has long been generally known that fungi cannot infect humans. . Until now.

The patient is believed to be a 61-year-old man who exhibited symptoms of coughing, fatigue, difficulty swallowing and a hoarse voice for three months, and reportedly had no history of illness prior to being infected. However, he is a plant mycologist who has worked with fungi and other fungi.

While this is certainly pretty scary for The Last of Us fans, it has to be said that the case was reported two years ago, but only recently made public, and only after he was diagnosed with the disease. infection, the man was treated and cured and the infection has not returned since.


Thankfully, that seems to suggest we’re not looking at the barrel of our own Outbreak Day. At least not yet…

Brent Dubin
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