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Cryptococcus, like many fungi, produces spores that are found in the air that we breathe. These spores will be inhaled into our lungs but they do not cause any harm because of our immune defences.
We can view an infection as a battle between the human host and the microbial invader. The outcome of which decides whether the host remains healthy or succumbs to disease.
I have Sarcoidosis, Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CPA) and a very low CD4 count. I have challenged myself to do a daily vlog for 30 days
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Stewart Armstrong has chronic pulmonary aspergillosis and has undertaken to record a video of every day of his life for a month in order to help raise awareness of aspergillosis and how it impacts their daily lives.
Global fungal killers and life-threatening infections
Fungi are everywhere, and a few species can cause very serious lethal infections. Fungal infections
This panel considers and debates one of the greatest obstacles to food security in many parts of the world: mycotoxin. Aflatoxin is a particularly dangerous mycotoxin produced predominantly by two Aspergillus fungi.
The role of poorly maintained ventilation ductwork in spreading airborne infections is largely ignored because it is ‘out of sight out of mind’, but recent analysis by healthcare professionals confirms that the risks are increasing.
Oliphant Science Awards - Year 1 project by Haruki Kurioka, Aleksa Novakovic and Bogdan Novakovic (St Andrew's Primary School, Adelaide)
Vicky Barber introduces the British Lung Foundation to patients
Jeanette Boyd introduces the Eurpoean Lung Foundation (ELF) to patients
Dr. Stuart Levitz discusses animal research, antifungal vaccines and boosting the immune system, plus Q & A with patients
News article made for the regional BBC TV program North West Tonight during the 7th Advances Against Aspergillosis Meeting in Manchester, UK. March 3rd 2016.
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