FACTS : PRIORITY LIST OF FUNGAL PATHOGENS

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The WHO has published the first list of fungal pathogens which pose a danger to public health. It includes 19 fungal pathogens, which have been categorized into three, critical, high and medium priority. The classification is based on the public health impact and/or emerging antifungal resistance.



1) The critical priority fungi include candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus

2) The high priority group includes Histoplasma spp and some Candida spp.

3) The medium priority group includes Coccidioides spp and Paracoccidioides spp.


References: https://www.emedinexus.com/post/34210/

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Describing herself as a 'surgeon who would rather wield a pen', Dr Sumedha Rege is an ENT specialist by profession but a writer by choice. After completing post-graduation in ENT in 2003, she has also worked as a post-graduate trainer in a popular institute in Mumbai. Obtaining an advanced diploma in creative writing with distinction in 2010, she has written on myriad topics for quite a few online publications. She currently has a private practice in Thane and is specially interested in nasal allergies.

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