A fungus that cripples immune system
Scientists have found how a common fungus — found virtually everywhere on the Earth — can knock out our body’s defence system, enabling a potentially fatal infection to develop.
can be found on damp walls or in spores that blow through the air and cling to on wallpaper, mattresses and floors.
The immune system of healthy people can put the spores out of action. However, the fungus can threaten the lives of people with a compromised immune system, such as HIVinfected persons.