Fungal Diseases

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Lord Turnberg Lord Turnberg Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps are being taken to prevent and treat diseases due to fungal infections.

Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

Fungal infections range from common, mild superficial infections such as athlete's foot to serious life-threatening diseases such as invasive aspergillosis which normally affect immuno-compromised patients. Antifungal drugs are available but reducing the number of invasive cases is especially important in hospitals and guidance 1 is available.

1 Department of Health. NHS Estates. Infection control in the built environment: design and planning. London, The Stationery Office. Second edition 2002.

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