Latest Eurotiomycetes Stories

2009-07-07 13:00:00

 Medical mycologists in The South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) and the Department of Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have significantly advanced the fight against San Joaquin Valley Fever, a respiratory infection of humans, commonly called Valley Fever, which is caused by the Coccidioides fungus. For the first time, the researchers have genetically engineered a live, attenuated vaccine that successfully protects mice against Valley...

2009-02-04 23:36:38

Three families are suing St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., alleging their children died after exposure to a dangerous fungus. Attorney Steve Yerrid said the children, who were being treated for cancer, died of mold-related infections. He said the fungus was released during a construction project at the hospital, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Wednesday. The report said each child's infection was linked to aspergillus, a common mold found in soil, air and construction dust. A St....

2008-12-18 22:06:48

Travelers working in histoplasmosis-endemic areas such as El Salvador should take protective measures, U.S. health officials said. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said histoplasmosis is a fungal disease acquired from inhaling dust containing histoplasma capsulatum spores. The infection usually results in an asymptomatic or mild flu-like illness, but can result in loss of lung capacity. In February 2008, the Pennsylvania and Virginia...

2008-10-29 08:20:00

Flooding from Hurricane Katrina caused fungus expert Joan Bennett to believe in so-called toxic mold. The black goo had caused her New Orleans home to smell terrible, and it was then she decided to change her research focus and find out if the fungi that took over most of the flooded homes on the Gulf Coast might make people ill. "The overwhelming obnoxiousness of the odor and of the enveloping air made me start to believe in something that I had never believed in before -- sick building...

2005-10-14 13:55:57

Researchers at The University of Manchester funded by the Fungal Research Trust have discovered millions of fungal spores right under our noses "“ in our pillows. Aspergillus fumigatus, the species most commonly found in the pillows, is most likely to cause disease; and the resulting condition Aspergillosis has become the leading infectious cause of death in leukaemia and bone marrow transplant patients. Fungi also exacerbate asthma in adults. The researchers dissected both feather...

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