Fungi can live in the air, soil, water, and plants. There are also some fungi that live naturally in the human body.
When harmful fungi invade the body, they can be difficult to kill, as they can survive in the environment and re-infect the person trying to get better.
Who is at risk???
Fungal infections are common in humans and are usually not very serious if they are treated quickly and correctly.
Anyone with a weakened immune system may be more likely to contract a fungal infection, as well as anyone who is taking antibiotics.
Cancer treatment and diabetes may also make a person more prone to fungal infections.