Burden of fungal disease for 13 countries published in Journal of Fungi

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Gaps in basic data on disease prevalence hinders accurate burden estimates for most fungal diseases: there is a 15-fold difference between the official asthma prevalence in Kazakhstan and the likely true minimal estimate; almost no epidemiological data on fungal diseases in Jordan; no direct records of fungal keratitis from many countries; and no data on… Read more »

Two point-of-care tests for invasive aspergillosis launched

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Prompt initiation of antifungal therapy can make the difference between life and death for patients with invasive aspergillosis. Point-of-care diagnostics (POC; a.k.a. ‘bedside testing’) allows clinicians to begin treatment right away while awaiting confirmation by culture and histological examination. Two companies have released affordable and simple to use POC tests for invasive aspergillosis. Both tests… Read more »