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The First ever case of a human being killed by a deadly Plant Fungus


A severe abscess formed in the windpipe of an otherwise healthy Indian mushroom. An Indian mushroom tracker has gotten a contagious sickness destructive to plants in a world-first case.

Brief Overview

According to doctors at Consultant Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals,  a patient came to the hospital with a recurring cough, hoarseness of voice, and fatigue that he had been unable to shift for three months. According to the journal Medical Mycology Case Reports. Chondrostereum purpureum was discovered by researchers there. According to the researchers, there was no evidence that fungi could infect humans until this point.

It comes as health officials in the United States issued a warning about the fungus Candida auris last week. They said the disease, which can kill up to 60% of the people it infects, had tripled in recent years and became resistant to multiple medications.

After three months of experiencing flu-like symptoms and difficulty swallowing, the 61-year-old sought assistance. Confused doctors discovered his windpipe abscess through scans.

After draining the pus and sending samples to a laboratory, surgeons discovered that he had contracted chondrostereum purpureum. Silver leaf disease is a disease that affects plants and is spread by airborne spores. It gives the leaves of the plants a metallic color and slowly kills them off.

End Note

The famous American television show The Last of Us, which is watched by tens of millions of people around the world, has brought attention to concerns regarding the threat that fungi pose.

Only insects, like ants, can be infected by the fungus. However, its effects have been described as zombie-like, with cordyceps emerging from the host and directing behavior.

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