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Fungus common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about fungus.

What is a Fungus?

Fungus occurs when an invading fungus takes over a part of the human body and it is too much for the immune system to handle. Fungi can live in soil, air, plants and water. Certain types of fungi live naturally in the body. Like many types of microbes, there are helpful fungi and also harmful fungi.

Fungus Facts – 

  • We don’t know how many species of fungus there are

  • About 25%  of the world’s population contract a fungal infection of the hair, skin or mails each year

  • Most women suffer from at least one fungal infection such as thrush

  • Only a few fungi can cause fatal diseases

  • Fungal infections are difficult to diagnose and treat

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