Burden of fungal diseases in Egypt
Sherif M. Zaki
Journal Title:Novel Research in Microbiology Journal
Fungal diseases cause 1.5 million deaths and cause cutaneous infections to billions of people worldwide every year (Vos et al., 2012; GAFFI. 2015).
Egypt is the highest populated country in the Middle East and North Africa region. Due to the fact that many risk groups of patients exist in Egypt, Egyptians suffer from serious fungal diseases annually. Zaki and Denning, (2017) reported the estimation of the total burden of serious fungal diseases in Egypt and concluded that about 1,649,686 (2%) of Egyptians suffer from serious fungal diseases annually.