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The degree of devastation beginning to -- in for great many residents of more.
Oklahoma the town left in ruins after a deadly tornado on Monday two dozen people.
Were killed including ten children and local hospitals.
-- they're treating hundreds of others and now there's a new threat potentially deadly infections.
From those storm related injuries.
After Richard for -- its -- the first shot on senator for comprehensive medicine use with me now.
Doctor good to see you it's a fungal infection.
Well one -- most serious problems that people can faces.
New -- -- -- which is Molder fungus that grows in the soil normally doesn't cause any problems.
But when the wind -- it up in these winds were 200 miles an hour.
It stirs up the -- the dust in the dirt and that can be inhaled can actually get under the skin and the infection is deadly.
And what about treatment for it.
Very few treatments are available there's an antibiotic and anti fungal called camp for terrorists and we used to call America medical school -- terrible because it has so many side effects there's another anti fungal isn't as well very very expensive.
The problem is.
This is a very difficult problem to even diagnose or evaluate you can't attend cultural -- -- very very difficult the culture you can actually see it growing on the -- -- -- -- growing top she is superficially you the other problem with natural disasters like this is water stagnant water in particular you can get E.
Absolutely you know one of the problems is that.
Fecal matter or waste water can actually contaminate freshwater supplies.
And other problems including contaminants from.
Fuel oil diesel and so forth can actually get into the water contaminating it causing a lot of health issues another issue is obviously you've got a great many injuries you've got crush injuries with -- open wounds.
You got major caught she's got him -- ailments and so forth and so those are all right for infection if the wounds are not kept clean and given the conditions out there.
That's really tough.
We think after all these people of been through.
That that would be the end of it but now weeks afterwards we're still going to be dealing with the aftermath infection is of one of those critical issues.
Not -- someone resistant or MRSA.
For some individuals flesh eating bacteria we talked about that in the past particularly in these crushing injuries -- serious problem because the bacteria actually gets under the skin.
And can spread underneath and cause very very serious problems of people out there have to be cautious Armenian and don't don't think -- -- kind of a crybaby by going to.
See that doctors and nurses who were on hand -- the Red Cross make use of that.
Because you don't want those things you get -- any sign any any increase in pain.
Anything that looks different streaking in the -- Chest infections cough anything that changes headaches go to your doctor right way doctor first time good to see as the -- --
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