Deaths from fungal infections increased during COVID-19 pandemic

Deaths from fungal infections increased in the United States in 2020 and 2021 compared with previous years, with Aspergillus and Candida infections driving COVID-19-associated fungal deaths, researchers found.
“We performed this study because we wanted to provide more comprehensive data about the burden of fungal infections in the United States,” Jeremy A.W. Gold, MD, MS, a medical epidemiologist at the CDC and former Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the CDC’s Mycotic Diseases Branch, told Healio.
“We know that COVID-19-associated fungal infections cause severe

Deaths from fungal infections increased in the United States in 2020 and 2021 compared with previous years, with Aspergillus and Candida infections driving COVID-19-associated fungal deaths, researchers found.
“We performed this study because we wanted to provide more comprehensive data about the burden of fungal infections in the United States,” Jeremy A.W. Gold, MD, MS, a medical epidemiologist at the CDC and former Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the CDC’s Mycotic Diseases Branch, told Healio.
“We know that COVID-19-associated fungal infections cause severe