Toe jam was mentioned in a song by The Beatles. Maybe they knew a thing or two about foot hygiene.
Prevention may be the best way to cope with the worldwide wave of treatment-resistant fungal pathogens.
Antimicrobial resistance is a public health and economic disaster waiting to happen. If we do not address this threat, by 2050 more people will die from drug-resistant infections than from cancer.
Mention fungi and most people think of eating mushrooms or yeasts in bread or beer. But fungi are now on the CDC’s list of public health threats as the number of deadly infections they cause rise.
A deadly fungus called Candida auris, is among us and is now detected in more than 20 countries. It is resistant to many anti-fungal drugs. But a familiar fungus may reveal a solution.