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KILLER FUNGUS @ MANCHESTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL

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Fungi are everywhere, and a few species can cause very serious lethal infections. Fungal infections (mycoses) kill more people around the world than malaria. There are no vaccines to protect against fungal infections and we often diagnose them too late to save the patient.

Our exhibit at the Manchester Science Festival spotlights UK research that will help to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mycoses.

BURDEN OF FUNGAL DISEASE IN THE UK

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David Denning of the National Aspergillosis Centre co-authored a new report published this week on the fungal disease burden in the UK. The calculation of better estimates are important evidence for the funding of programs to help diagnose and treat fungal disease, so this report should play a part in improving the future management of fungal disease in the UK by pointing out

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