Why the scary fungus in ‘The Last of Us’ won’t cause an apocalyptic outbreak

Question: Did you inhale any fungal spores today?Answer: Yes. Absolutely. Tons of them. They’re everywhere.”Anyone that’s been outside has inhaled fungal spores,” said Vincent Bruno, a scientist at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who researches fungal diseases. Fortunately, however, your mind wasn’t infected with the fungus Cordyceps, which in the HBO series The Last of Us drives a global outbreak that transforms the hapless infected into viciou

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