‘Emerging in the shadows’: Treatment-resistant fungal pathogens on the rise

Infectious disease physician Professor Orla Morrissey predicts forced closures of hospital wards and nursing homes if antifungal-resistant pathogens get a proper foothold in Australia
Professor Orla Morrissey.

The war on superbugs, though not the longest conflict in human history, is certainly unique in its seemingly paradoxical scale — a global war in the truest sense of the phrase being fought on a microscopic scale. 

And while much of the attention in this war has been fixed on antimicrobial resistance, infectious diseases experts are warning of a front that can no longer be ignored — treatment-resistant fungi.