Greene County, state differed on fungus alert after Joplin tornado

Monday, August 15, 2011 | 10:58 a.m. CDT; updated 11:48 a.m. CDT, Monday, August 15, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — Greene County health officials wanted to issue a statewide alert about a potentially deadly fungus found in the wake of the May 22 tornado in Joplin, but state health officials chose to wait on issuing the alert, according to a newspaper report Monday.