Millions at risk of drug resistant fungal infections

Researchers believe widespread use of fungicides on crops is reducing effectiveness of frontline medicines.

“However more than a million people die of fungal infections every year”

“There are more than 20 different classes of antibacterial agents, there are only four classes of anti-fungal agents. Our armoury for dealing with deadly fungi is much smaller than the one we have for dealing with bacteria.”

“Fungal infections are going to be an increasing problem in coming years and we need to develop the best defences”

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