How precise are country estimates of fungal disease burden? An updated analysis

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A worldwide increase in the frequency of fungal diseases has been reported in the last 3 or 4 decades. Knowing each country’s burden and epidemiologic trends of fungal diseases is necessary to prioritise prevention, diagnostics and therapeutic strategies. Country estimates for the burden serious fungal diseases have been published by Leading International Fungal Education (LIFE)… Read more »

Burden of fungal diseases in Turkey, Norway, Malawi and Argentina presented at TIMM, Belgrade

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Estimates of the number of serious fungal infections in Turkey,  (population 79.8M), Norway (5.2M), Malawi (17.7M), Argentina (43.6M) were presented today in Belgrade at the Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) meeting. Fungal asthma was especially common in Argentina and Norway (606 and 340/100,000) and fewer cases in Turkey at 87.3/100,000, although there is likely some… Read more »

Already saving lives from fungal disease – GAFFI’s 4-year legacy

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The Global Action Fund for Fungal infections, GAFFI, (www.gaffi.org)  has been operational for 4 years and among its many successes, none is more important or indicative of its work, than directly saving lives in Guatemala. This program of implementing well known diagnostic tests in a reference laboratory, has picked up 139 life-threatening fungal infections in… Read more »