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Changing climate changing diseases

Cosmos Magazine, April 13, 2022

April 13, 2022

Changing climate changing diseases

“We underestimated fungi,” says Oladele Ogunseitan, professor of [public health] at the University of California, Irvine. “We focus on viruses and bacteria or COVID-19 and the plague. But there are many fungi that are potentially dangerous, they form spores that can last. They also can spread very quickly. So those are warning signs and red flags for pathogens.