Fungal disease Deaths- only $30 per patient would give major reduction in AIDS globally

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The early detection and treatment of fungal meningitis and pneumonia can save hundreds of thousands of lives, for a cost of ‘only $30’ per HIV patient, the world’s first stakeholder meeting on fungal diseases has concluded. The meeting in Seattle, was hosted by GAFFI (Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections) and held in Seattle. Policy… Read more »

India has one of the highest rates of Candida bloodstream infection in the world

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In the first study of Candida bloodstream infection in 27 Intensive Care Units (ICU) in India, an incidence of 6.51 cases per 1,000 ICU admissions was seen, equating to ~90,000 cases nationally. Mortality varied from 35-75%; about 40,000 deaths. An estimated 14.3 million patients are admitted to ICUs in India each year. The true burden… Read more »