The emergence and spread of drug-resistant fungi pose an alarming threat to humans, livestock, and food crops.1-3 As a result, the development of novel antifungal therapeutics has become a critical priority.
Drug-resistant fungi evolved, in part, from a growing increase in international trade and travel as well as the overuse of antifungals in people, livestock, and agriculture.1 Aggressive new strains include the yeast Candida auris, which is resistant to many or all of the already limited antifungal drugs available. This particular pathogen is known for causing nosocomial outbreaks throughout the world, affecting patients in intensive care units and hospital staff.
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1 Matthew C, et al. Worldwide emergence of resistance to antifungal drugs challenges human health and food security, Science 18 May 2018: Vol. 360, Issue 6390, pp. 739-742 DOI: 10.1126/science.aap7999 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6390/739
2 Chen Y, et al. High Azole Resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus Isolates from Strawberry Fields, China, 2018, Emerging Infectious Disease January 2020: Vol. 26, Number 1, pp. 81-89. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2601.190885
3 Fisher, MC, et al. Emerging fungal threats to animal, plant and ecosystem health, Nature 11 April 2012: Vol: 484, pp. 186-194. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature10947