The WHO fungal priority pathogens list as a game-changer

Matthew C. Fisher, David W. Denning

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Invasive fungal diseases are on the increase globally. The World Health Organization fungal priority pathogens list highlights fungi of critical or high importance to human health and provides pathways for action. The report calls for improved surveillance (diagnostics and antifungal resistance monitoring), research and innovation (implementation research) and public-health interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-212
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Microbiology
Issue number4
Early online date6 Feb 2023
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023


  • Fungi/pathogenicity
  • World Health Organization


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