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When aspergillosis is front of mind, it’s easy to forget about other aspects of our health. A healthy diet is particularly important for people with aspergillosis – it helps your body to deal with the stress of aspergillus infection, keeping your immune system in tip-top shape to reduce the risk of colds and flu, and contributing to an overall feeling of wellness.

New research explores fungi in the lungs of patients and non-patients

Aspergillus fumigatus picture

A new study by researchers in Manchester and Salford is the first to investigate all types of fungal growth in the lungs of patients and non-patients.

 

Researchers looked at people with different kinds of aspergillosis or asthma, alongside people with no lung conditions. The study did not include people with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis.

 

How to avoid infections when you have a weak immune system

The most common known cases of moulds in foods causing health problems  are cases of mycotoxin poisoning (aflatoxicosis) caused by eating foods contaminated with fungi such as Aspergillus are well known, and are particularly associated with improperly-stored maize and peanuts in regions where infrastructure is lacking. Outbreaks can kill hundreds of people or animals.

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