Estimated Burden of Fungal Disease in South Africa

Ilan S. Schwartz1, Tom H. Boyles2, David W. Denning3

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1University of Alberta, Canada 2University of Witwatersrand, South Africa 3University of Manchester, UK with


South Africa is home to at least 200,000 fungal species (Crous et al, 2006), reflecting distinct climatic and ecological features found at the southern tip of Africa.

Some of these fungi cause disease in humans, and these can be expected to flourish in a country reeling from the intertwined epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis, and poverty.

Given these distinctive features of the population and ecology in South Africa, we set out to estimate the prevalence and incidence of serious fungal infections in this country.



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