Fungus is the next ‘superbug’ to threaten human health

Humans and fungi have always coexisted. In fact, among microbes, fungi are our closest relatives, with far fewer genetic differences than there are for bacteria or viruses.

So why are we now hearing so much about “mysterious” infections and “killer superbugs” emerging from the fungal world?

When they hear “fungus”, most people think of mushrooms. Or in terms of health: maybe thrush. Benign organisms, living on the peripheries.

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Justin Beardsley