“Fungicides used in agriculture may be impacting the effectiveness of some medicines”
By Danny Lewis
August 31, 2016 12:54PM
There is growing evidence that deadly fungal infections are also gaining strong resistance to anti-fungal drugs.
“There are more than 20 different classes of antibacterial agents. By contrast, there are only four classes of antifungal agents,” Adilia Warris, co-director of the Center for Medical Mycology, tells McKie. “Our armory for dealing with deadly fungi is much smaller than the one we have for dealing with bacteria.”
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