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Deaths from drug resistance fungal infections rising


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Common fungal infections are becoming incurable.

Global mortality exceeds that for malaria or breast cancer.

Immunosuppressed patients (e.g. AIDS, organ transplants) most at risk.

5 types of potentially disease-causing spores in every breath.

Currently only four classes of fungicide that can be used in humans.

11 new drugs in early clinical trials.

Fungi infections are dangerous and due to the lack of drugs they may become the next crisis

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Imperial College London (ICL)

Public research university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research

Matthew Fisher

Professor of fungal epidemiology at Imperial College London, disease ecologist, zoologist and natural historian.

University of Exeter

UK university and member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities