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How Vaccines Could Help Ease the Threat of Deadly Fungal Infections

WSJ’s The Future of Everything

04-08-2023 • 23 mins

The risks from fungal pathogens are increasing. Severe infections used to be rare, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 75,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized for fungal diseases each year, and the World Health Organization says rates of severe fungal infections are likely to increase as fungi adapt to warmer temperatures and become resistant to drugs. Could a vaccine be the answer? WSJ’s Danny Lewis explores how scientists are looking into new ways of reducing the threat from dangerous fungi. Further reading:  Deadly Fungal Infections Confound Doctors—‘It’s Going to Get Worse’ Deadly Fungi Are Becoming More Common and We’re Running Out of Ways to Treat Them  Dangerous Fungi Are Spreading Across U.S. as Temperatures Rise  Fatal Fungi Threaten Global Health, WHO Says  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit