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Thursday 27 January 2005

Tsunami Survivors Risk Fungal Infection -Report

Survivors of the Asian tsunami, in which nearly 300,000 people were killed or are still missing, could be at risk of a deadly fungal infection, Australian researchers said on Friday.

Doctors at Sydney's St George Hospital who treated an infection called mucormycosis in an Australian man who was injured in the disaster, fear it could be the first case of many.

"Other cases of mucormycosis might develop in survivors, but this disease can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to treat, particularly in those who remain in affected regions," said Pamela Konecny in a report published online by The Lancet medical journal.

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