- Fungal infections are becoming a threat to millions of vulnerable Americans as more people have compromised immune systems and fungal pathogens develop resistance to standard drugs.
- Rising temperatures have expanded the geographical range of some deadly fungal pathogens, and possibly made them better adapted to human hosts.
- Doctors often fail to consider fungi as a cause of illness, leading to delayed treatment and increased risk of death.
- Drug-resistant fungi kill more than 35,000 people in the US every year.
- Prompt diagnosis and treatment sharply improve the odds of survival.
Deadly Fungal Infections Confound Doctors—‘It’s Going to Get Worse’
Fungal infections are becoming a greater threat to millions of Americans and treatments are losing efficacy as fungal pathogens develop resistance to standard drugs. Risks of serious illness and death increase without prompt diagnosis and treatment.