Fungi Case Study

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INTRODUCTION Situation Analysis Fungi are a group of organisms that are eukaryotic and grow best in warm, moist areas, such as the toes, shoes, socks, swimming pools, locker rooms and the floors of public showers(anonymous). They are organisms whose ancestors existed on Earth more than 900 million years ago (Cladogram, 2015). Most fungi are saprophytic, parasitic, predatory, or symbiotic. The organisms of the fungal lineage include mushrooms, rusts, smuts, puff-ball, morels, molds and yeasts. There are many diseases in humans caused by fungi, examples are jock itch/roundworm, ringworm, Aspergillus infection, and Fungal Meningitis. Fungal infections of the skin were the 4th most common sickness of the skin in 2010 affecting 984 million…show more content…
Around one in four adults have tinea at a while in their lives (Crawford, 2009). Tinea is additionally an illness that is quite common to teenagers currently, notably to folks that are athletic and likes sports, it causes a haptic sensation within the foot, burning, pain, and scaling. It is caused by the infection of two types of fungus, the Trichophyton mentagrophytes and the Trichophyton rubrum (anonymous). Athlete's foot could be contagious or infectious disease and could spread from person to person or by walking bear footed on contaminated objects and floors. It's symptoms embody peeling, crackling, and scaling of the feet, redness, softening and breaking down of the skin, itching and…show more content…
There are small microorganisms that are too small to see with the naked eye without the use of a microscope or any other forms of device that has the ability to magnify, invade humans, animals and different living hosts. The term "germ" could refer not simply a bacterium but also a protist, fungus, virus, prion or viroid. The Germ theory of disease states and explains that some diseases are caused by microorganisms(including fungi). The expansion and reproduction of these microorganisms among their hosts will cause an illness. (Fracastoro, 1546). This theory therefore proves that athlete's foot is caused by fungus and fungus is also considered as a

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