A ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans has now been tracked to Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme environments of arctic soils and deep sea vents.
The common notion about `fungus` is that they are something that smells or looks disgusting, but ask David Perlin, executive director of the Public Health Research Institute at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and the response will be far more somber- because he knows how deadly fungi can be.
Fungus, acid insoluble ash and
toxic particles were found in samples of food articles
prepared from contaminated buck wheat, consuming which one
person had died and around 200 people fell ill in the city
earlier this month.