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(NBC News)   154 cases of deadly, drug-resistant fungus in Illinois hospitals. That's it, mushrooms. Subby is done with you   (nbcnews.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Infectious disease, Medicine, Epidemiology, Illinois health officials, second-highest occurrence of Candida auris, press conference Tuesday, Yeast, Public health  
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2019-04-10 11:07:38 AM  
Now if it becomes a "zombie fungus" similar to what attacks ants, we are truly screwed.
 
2019-04-10 12:00:35 PM  
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2019-04-10 12:02:25 PM  
Good luck surviving in Illinois. There's a temporary 75 percent earning tax on non political fungi.

Indiana and Missouri to get fungus just as soon as they can pay down their mortgages.
 
2019-04-10 12:04:33 PM  
Chicago, where if the lead in the air doesn't get up the fungus among us will.
 
2019-04-10 12:04:38 PM  
Candida Auris? Maybe some shock therapy will cure it. You know, high Voltaire.
 
2019-04-10 12:06:13 PM  
Great, and I'm spending the next 6 weeks roaming hospitals in NW Indiana and SE Chicago.
 
2019-04-10 12:09:41 PM  
I had no idea yeast was a fungus.

Who Flipped The Crazy Switch On The Matrix: [i.redd.it image 625x352]


I had those, or very similar, in parts of my front yard the first year I bought my house.  unfortunately I haven't seen them since.

Phallus impudicus, known colloquially as the common stinkhorn, is a widespread fungus recognizable for its foul odor and its phallic shape when mature
 
2019-04-10 12:10:11 PM  

GardenWeasel: Great, and I'm spending the next 6 weeks roaming hospitals in NW Indiana and SE Chicago.


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2019-04-10 12:13:26 PM  

Merltech: Now if it becomes a "zombie fungus" similar to what attacks ants, we are truly screwed.


I think planet earth covered all different insect fungi in South America. I love nature shows and the mushrooms sprouting from ants and wasps were awesome.

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/I, for one, welcome our new Fungus Overlords and their insect army
 
2019-04-10 12:15:08 PM  
Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).
 
2019-04-10 12:17:22 PM  
Can we make booze with it?
 
2019-04-10 12:17:33 PM  
Soon.

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2019-04-10 12:18:55 PM  

doglover: Can we make booze with it?


booze being fungus urine i see a big supply in your future
 
2019-04-10 12:20:00 PM  

McGrits: Merltech: Now if it becomes a "zombie fungus" similar to what attacks ants, we are truly screwed.

I think planet earth covered all different insect fungi in South America. I love nature shows and the mushrooms sprouting from ants and wasps were awesome.

[img.fark.net image 425x282]

/I, for one, welcome our new Fungus Overlords and their insect army


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2019-04-10 12:25:11 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Candida Auris? Maybe some shock therapy will cure it. You know, high Voltaire.


That's what happens when you don't tend your own garden.
 
2019-04-10 12:27:46 PM  
Not just Chicago.

From what I understand, it's a problem in many hospitals around the world.

Enjoy your next surgery!
 
2019-04-10 12:28:25 PM  
Tony Orlando "Candida"
Youtube WROdwlk9_h8
 
2019-04-10 12:30:39 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Candida Auris? Maybe some shock therapy will cure it. You know, high Voltaire.


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2019-04-10 12:31:40 PM  

doglover: Can we make booze with it?


Scotty?
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2019-04-10 12:32:52 PM  

geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).


It bothers me greatly that phages aren't being exploited more. I mean, all you gotta do is screen effluent. People who eat Taco Bell and McDonalds do that every day.
 
2019-04-10 12:39:38 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: phages


Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).

It bothers me greatly that phages aren't being exploited more. I mean, all you gotta do is screen effluent. People who eat Taco Bell and McDonalds do that every day.


Isnt that the beginning of several bio horror movies ?
 
2019-04-10 12:44:14 PM  

geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).


Wow.

You do realize that antibiotics do not treat fungal infections, right?

I mean, the first antibiotics were fungi...
 
2019-04-10 12:44:27 PM  

geggam: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: phages

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).

It bothers me greatly that phages aren't being exploited more. I mean, all you gotta do is screen effluent. People who eat Taco Bell and McDonalds do that every day.

Isnt that the beginning of several bio horror movies ?


That and the 2016 campaign.
 
2019-04-10 12:52:28 PM  

gar1013: geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).

Wow.

You do realize that antibiotics do not treat fungal infections, right?

I mean, the first antibiotics were fungi...


https://www.healio.com/pediatrics/eme​r​ging-diseases/news/print/infectious-di​seases-in-children/%7B968e2c6b-25fd-41​45-ba9f-36c8272cc6f0%7D/fungal-infecti​ons-should-be-included-in-antibiotic-o​veruse-policies
 
2019-04-10 12:54:34 PM  

Evil Mackerel: McGrits: Merltech: Now if it becomes a "zombie fungus" similar to what attacks ants, we are truly screwed.

I think planet earth covered all different insect fungi in South America. I love nature shows and the mushrooms sprouting from ants and wasps were awesome.

[img.fark.net image 425x282]

/I, for one, welcome our new Fungus Overlords and their insect army

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Attack of the Mushroom People (Dailymotion)
 
2019-04-10 12:59:49 PM  
Is this just a guerrilla marketing campaign for the new Last Of Us game?
 
2019-04-10 01:04:59 PM  

geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).


... Antibiotics have shiat-all to do with this, antibiotics were never useful against fungi.

In fact, we got most of our antibiotics from fungi.
 
2019-04-10 01:06:29 PM  

geggam: gar1013: geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).

Wow.

You do realize that antibiotics do not treat fungal infections, right?

I mean, the first antibiotics were fungi...

https://www.healio.com/pediatrics/emer​ging-diseases/news/print/infectious-di​seases-in-children/%7B968e2c6b-25fd-41​45-ba9f-36c8272cc6f0%7D/fungal-infecti​ons-should-be-included-in-antibiotic-o​veruse-policies


Yes, and that says antifungals should be included.
Antifungals and Antibiotics are different things, and indeed the link you have posted further reiterates this fact.
 
2019-04-10 01:08:57 PM  
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2019-04-10 01:32:00 PM  

Felgraf: geggam: gar1013: geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).

Wow.

You do realize that antibiotics do not treat fungal infections, right?

I mean, the first antibiotics were fungi...

https://www.healio.com/pediatrics/emer​ging-diseases/news/print/infectious-di​seases-in-children/%7B968e2c6b-25fd-41​45-ba9f-36c8272cc6f0%7D/fungal-infecti​ons-should-be-included-in-antibiotic-o​veruse-policies

Yes, and that says antifungals should be included.
Antifungals and Antibiotics are different things, and indeed the link you have posted further reiterates this fact.


you are talking past the point

the abuse of antibiotics is causing superbugs... granted this is a tangent to the article but quite relevant to the fact humans have immense ignorance of medicine while pretending we know so much
 
2019-04-10 01:40:03 PM  

Merltech: Now if it becomes a "zombie fungus" similar to what attacks ants, we are truly screwed.


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That's why Last of Us unnerved me so damn much. Cordyceps fungus is farking scary.  And those goddamn clickers. *shudder*.
 
2019-04-10 01:41:55 PM  

geggam: gar1013: geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).

Wow.

You do realize that antibiotics do not treat fungal infections, right?

I mean, the first antibiotics were fungi...

https://www.healio.com/pediatrics/emer​ging-diseases/news/print/infectious-di​seases-in-children/%7B968e2c6b-25fd-41​45-ba9f-36c8272cc6f0%7D/fungal-infecti​ons-should-be-included-in-antibiotic-o​veruse-policies


I'm sure that's what you meant. *eye roll*

Wouldn't it have been easier to just admit you had a brain fart?
 
2019-04-10 01:42:46 PM  

geggam: Felgraf: geggam: gar1013: geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).

Wow.

You do realize that antibiotics do not treat fungal infections, right?

I mean, the first antibiotics were fungi...

https://www.healio.com/pediatrics/emer​ging-diseases/news/print/infectious-di​seases-in-children/%7B968e2c6b-25fd-41​45-ba9f-36c8272cc6f0%7D/fungal-infecti​ons-should-be-included-in-antibiotic-o​veruse-policies

Yes, and that says antifungals should be included.
Antifungals and Antibiotics are different things, and indeed the link you have posted further reiterates this fact.

you are talking past the point

the abuse of antibiotics is causing superbugs... granted this is a tangent to the article but quite relevant to the fact humans have immense ignorance of medicine while pretending we know so much


Keep digging. Maybe you'll reach China.
 
2019-04-10 01:53:54 PM  

doglover: Can we make booze with it?


No, but you can make RadAway.
 
2019-04-10 01:59:02 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Phallus impudicus


Oddly enough, that's my stage name in the GWAR coverband I play bass in.
 
2019-04-10 02:04:44 PM  

GardenWeasel: Great, and I'm spending the next 6 weeks roaming hospitals in NW Indiana and SE Chicago.


Just wear one of these:

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2019-04-10 02:06:58 PM  

McGrits: Merltech: Now if it becomes a "zombie fungus" similar to what attacks ants, we are truly screwed.

I think planet earth covered all different insect fungi in South America. I love nature shows and the mushrooms sprouting from ants and wasps were awesome.

[img.fark.net image 425x282]

/I, for one, welcome our new Fungus Overlords and their insect army


Nuke the site from orbit.

/it's the only way to be sure.
 
2019-04-10 02:07:15 PM  

HypnozombieX: *click* *click* *click* *click*
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Xfiles did it.
 
2019-04-10 02:48:01 PM  

Malenfant: Evil Mackerel: McGrits: Merltech: Now if it becomes a "zombie fungus" similar to what attacks ants, we are truly screwed.

I think planet earth covered all different insect fungi in South America. I love nature shows and the mushrooms sprouting from ants and wasps were awesome.

[img.fark.net image 425x282]

/I, for one, welcome our new Fungus Overlords and their insect army

[img.fark.net image 492x621]

Attack of the Mushroom People (Dailymotion)


Yep, I have a copy at home.
 
2019-04-10 03:10:17 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: geggam: Interesting isn't it.... 

In 1 long human life we have abused a antibiotics to the point its starting to become a problem.  ( not even 100 years has passed ) 

Tell me again about how we have done long term studies of other medicines / GMO

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, defined new horizons for modern antibiotics with his discoveries of enzyme lysozyme (1921) and theantibiotic substance penicillin (1928).

It bothers me greatly that phages aren't being exploited more. I mean, all you gotta do is screen effluent. People who eat Taco Bell and McDonalds do that every day.


It bothers me greatly that phages aren't being exploited more.

You monster.

Won't someone think of the phages?
 
2019-04-10 03:15:05 PM  

McGrits: I think planet earth covered all different insect fungi in South America. I love nature shows and the mushrooms sprouting from ants and wasps were awesome.


HypnozombieX: *click* *click* *click* *click*


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2019-04-10 05:36:11 PM  

geggam: you are talking past the point


You're trying to get a Trumpet to see a basic logical similarity...

You're a braver man than I.  If logic worked on them, they wouldn't be Trump voters.

Antifungal overuse is just as big a problem as antibiotic overuse.

/you'd have better luck reasoning with an actual trumpet
 
2019-04-11 01:06:23 AM  

GardenWeasel: Great, and I'm spending the next 6 weeks roaming hospitals in NW Indiana and SE Chicago.


Fark, seriously, good luck.
 
2019-04-11 03:05:08 AM  

Lexacat: GardenWeasel: Great, and I'm spending the next 6 weeks roaming hospitals in NW Indiana and SE Chicago.

Fark, seriously, good luck.


Unless s/he needs surgery during those weeks, odds are good s/he will be fine.
 
2019-04-11 07:58:25 AM  
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