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Could fungi be the next global health threat?



ABC News medical unit producer Sony Salzman hosts a special episode of “Start Here” that dives into the potential global health …

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Title: Emerging Fungal Threats: A Looming Global Health Concern

In the ever-evolving landscape of global health, a new challenge is emerging: fungal infections. As the world grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, experts warn that fungi could be the next significant health threat we face.

Fungi are ubiquitous organisms found in various environments, from soil to the human body. While most fungi are harmless, some species can cause severe infections, particularly in individuals with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, and those with HIV/AIDS.

Recent years have seen a rise in drug-resistant fungal infections, which are increasingly difficult to treat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 1.5 million people worldwide develop fungal infections each year, and approximately 100,000 die as a result.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the problem. The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and steroids to treat COVID-19 patients can weaken their immune systems, making them more susceptible to fungal infections. Furthermore, the diversion of resources and attention away from fungal diseases during the pandemic may have allowed these infections to spread unchecked.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified antifungal resistance as one of the three most significant threats to global health. To address this issue, the WHO has launched a global action plan on antimicrobial resistance, which includes fungi.

The plan includes strategies to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of fungal infections, as well as efforts to reduce the use of antifungal drugs and promote the development of new drugs.

As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial not to lose sight of other health threats, such as fungal infections. By addressing these issues now, we can build a more resilient global health system that can better withstand future challenges.



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  • Yall the cordyceps virus could become real. The infection does cause aggression like that 🥲

  • You can tell its an election year. The Leftist news media are pushing the Democrats fearmongering again to attempt to shut the country down again and have everyone living in fear. Its NOT going to work this time. America has lost ALL faith in the CDC and the news media after all their covid BS. We will NOT be played again. The only FUNGI we need to worry about is the Democrats and the news media.

  • Lifelong medication injected directly into his brain to survive? Sounds like a profit windfall in the making for the same people who recently enjoyed a profit windfall.

  • Yes the fu gi that infects our brains to control us and make us zombies

  • The BIGGEST threat to global health and wellbeing is warmongering politicians around the globe , humans are by far BIGGEST threat to the survival of humanity 🤷‍♂️ the media , under instruction no doubt promotes distractions .

  • Probably released by Bill Gates in an aircraft and we take it indoors with us without knowing.
    Ive noticed mould coating my wooden furniture at home amd recently had to buy a new matress as black mould on an outside wall had crept under my bed and up into the matress.
    I live in a council flat and apart from buying anti mould paint im powerless to do any more to combat it.
    This mould pandemic could well be legit.

  • There’s a reason our government has a section for zombies in the handbook of emergencies (my own title for the book) and it’s not for $h*ts and giggles, like they claim.

  • Could fungi be the next global health threat? NO! but, the sun set to NOVA within 20 yrs could be!

  • Did that come out of a lab in Wuhan too? Then, probably…

  • Because they’ve had scientists working tirelessly to create a deadly fungus

  • I think it is the next break out I got this spot on my toenail an it grew the whole size of my toenail . I peeled my toenail off an smell it . I stunk really bad I about puked

  • We know that the d.s. @ abc certainly hope so.

  • Oh YaY .
    Fungus , among us !
    Bonus: it kills .
    So, does measles .
    If people wont vaccinate their childen against mealses , good luck with Fungus vaccines.

  • Stop blaming CLIMATE CHANGE for everything. This was nothing but a big AD to con you into the next vax………compliments of the GLOBALISTS & some former football player

  • This is laughable! One guy in Wuhan had pneumonia – the bronchealveolar fluid was sequenced and used as a primer for the PCR test. It's never been proven he had a "virus". Stop falling for hokey nonsense about "pathogens" floating through the air. Its baloney.

  • The only reason cordyceps cannot infect humans is our body temperature once they adapt to live in hotter temps we are FU C KE D

  • Fungi, mold (technology) is killing off Americans Obviously it’s climate change SMH

  • TO THOSE FEDERAL NEWSCASTERS [“ABC NEWS: SPECIAL REPORT”], WHAT “A CATASTROPHIC BODY ISSUE” AND Y’ALL, “LATEST ABC NEWS VIEWERS ‘MAY YOUR GRAND CREATOR HELP’ ALL!” 📲🧔🏾

  • The woman said they're waiting for "USDA approval" for the fungus vaccine?? What, are they putting it in ribeye steaks lol???

  • We breath in mould spores every day . There are thousands/millions of spores in every cubic metre . It's not a case of what's next or could be , as with Covid and most other things , it's a case of naturally supporting your immune system in every way you can . Immune health is the key to all round well being

  • It's been four years since Coronavirus migrated to US and his family got there citizenship to stay.

  • You are such a fun guy. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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