Burden of fungal infections in Ethiopia

Tafese Beyene1,2 and David W. Denning3

Author address: 

1Asella Teaching Hospital, College of Health Sciences, Arsi University, Ethiopia; 2Hirsch Institute of Tropical Medicine (HITM), Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany In cooperation with: Arsi University, Asella, Ethiopia. 3The National Aspergillosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester, the University of Manchester and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK1, in association with the LIFE program at www.LIFE-Worldwide.org

Abstract: 

Background:

•Globally more than 300 million people have a serious fungal disease and about a billion people are estimated to have cutaneous mycosis1.

•Despite the life-threatening nature of many of fungal infections, appropriate diagnosis and treatment are limited in developing countries.

•The morbidity and mortality associated with fungal infections in Ethiopia is not known.

•Therefore, we assessed the annual burden in the whole population and among populations at risk.

2018

Poster: 

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abstract No: 

PP48

Full conference title: 

Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 2018
    • GCCMID 2018