The Oklahoma tornado caused the state 24 deaths. Also it left 237 people injured and about 13,000 homes destroyed. But besides the restoration of the visible damages, attention must also be given to things that are impending. And according to experts, fungal infections are among those things that tornado victims should look out for.
Particularly, those badly hurt by the twister were warned by the experts of a mold infection called experts as the necrotizing cutaneous mucormycosis. It is basically a soft-tissue infection that occurs when mold gets airborne and contaminates wounds common after tornadoes. Such wounds are blunt trauma, fractures and penetrating injuries.
When a wound is contaminated by the mold, the infection could cause a serious illness. And as determined, there is a 50 percent chance that it would lead to death.
During the Joplin tornado in 2011, it was said that there were 13 serious cases of necrotizing cutaneous mucormycosis recorded. Five of the patients did not survive it.
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“Doctors treating victims hurt badly in Monday’s devastating Moore, Okla., tornado should be alert for a rare but deadly complication of wind-whipped debris: fungal infections like those that killed five people after the Joplin, Mo., twister in 2011.
That’s the word from government experts in fungal infections, who documented 13 serious cases of necrotizing cutaneous mucormycosis — terrible soft tissue infections — after the Joplin tornado, including instances when visible mold started growing from the patients’ wounds.”
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In the coming days, the rain and flooding that the Oklahoma tornado brought would surely cause mold growth. And with the fungal infections and other health threats that come with it, you must be ready to eliminate mold as soon as possible.
To do that, you would need the help of Molderizer and Safe Shield. These two products could help you kill mold and prevent its come back safely and effectively.
Molderizer eliminates mold by changing its DNA make-up from the root up. Meanwhile, Safe Shield prevents it from growing back by providing a protective layer to the previously infested surfaces. And given that both contain no harmful chemical ingredients, you could rest assured that they won’t compromise your health.
Test the mold remediation products yourself.