Infectious Fungi

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Infobase Publishing, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 126 pages
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Fungi are much more than moldy creatures that decompose old food. In fact, infectious fungi are among the most common disease-causing agents in the world. Whether afflicted with ringworm or thrush, nearly 99 percent of all people will contract a fungus at
 

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Contents

Foreword
6
What Is an Infectious Fungus?
8
Upsetting the BalanceHow Fungi Make You Sick
18
Why Does It Itch? Yeast Infections
30
Ringworm and Other Superficial Mycoses
39
Getting Under Your SkinSubcutaneous Conditions
50
Kick em When Theyre DownOpportunistic Fungi
61
The Air We BreatheNonopportunistic Fungi
78
Glossary
106
Notes
114
Bibliography
115
Further Reading
119
Index
120
Picture Credits
125
About the Author
126
Copyright

Fighting the Fatal FungusTreatment Methods and How They Work
91

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David Brock was born in 1962 in Washington, D. C. The University of California, Berkeley is his alma mater. He is a widely published author, journalist, and Democratic activist. In 2004, Brock founded Media Matters, the nation's premier media watchdog. Following the 2010 elections, Brock founded the Democratic SuperPAC American Bridge, which is one of the largest modern campaign war rooms ever assembled using research, tracking, and rapid response to defeat Republicans. He is the author of five books, including his 2002 best-selling memoir, Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative. Killing the Messenger, published in (2015, is his current bestseller. His writing appears in USA Today, CNN.com, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast and Salon. He lives in Washington, D. C.

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