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.
The CDC just released a list of bacteria and fungi that pose, or have the potential to pose, a serious health threat. Here are four strategies for curbing the rise of these superbugs.
Candida auris is a fungus which breeds most commonly in health-care settings. It’s cause for concern because it’s hard to detect, and is resistant to many anti-fungal drugs.
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.
Fungal diseases can be life-threatening for people living with HIV, cancer patients and those admitted to hospital.
The spread of a multidrug-resistant fungal infection is rapid and alarming.