From the Express news article:
FUNGAL infections, like athlete’s foot and ringworm, can usually be easily treated. But invading fungus still kills more people a year than malaria.
Fungal infections occur when fungus takes over an area of the body and the immune system is unable to fight it off.
Types include athlete’s foot, yeast infection, jock itch and ringworm.
People are more likely to suffer if they have a weakened immune system or take antibiotics.
They are usually easily treatable, however in some cases they can prove life-threatening.
An estimated 1.6 million people worldwide die a year due to fungal infections.
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