Candida auris: What to know about the deadly superbug fungus posing a “serious global health threat”

Health officials are warning of “a serious global health threat” from a drug-resistant superbug fungus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the fungus, Candida auris, has already sickened hundreds of people in the United States. Candida auris, which preys on people with weakened immune systems, was

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California Plants in danger of Mold

PALO ALTO (KPIX) — A deadly water mold called Phytophthora (literally, “plant-destroyer”) is threatening to wipe out native California plants. Local plants have no immunity to the fungus-like organism, which may have hitch-hiked into the state from other countries on infected plants or pots. Non-profit Grassroots Ecology

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Invasive Mold can cause aspergillosis

Invasive Mold can cause aspergillosis

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Early diagnosis, effective therapy vital for treatment of deadly invasive mold New guidelines focus on new treatments, early diagnosis of fungal infection The updated guidelines focus on the diagnosis and treatment of the major forms of

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Mushrooms are common

Mushrooms are common

Mushrooms are common in outdoor environments around our home.  As a fungi, molds and mushrooms decompose organic materials.  This cluster of mushrooms was found in the yard.“Mushroom” describes a variety of gilled fungi, with or without stems, and the term is used even more generally, to describe

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I found mold in my home

I found mold in my home

Los Angeles | I found mold in my home Let’s cut to the chase, mold can grow in the most interesting and unique areas. Minor water stains were observed in this kitchen counter top and kitchen sink cabinet. The presence mold growth was observed on the surface

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