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Associated Press interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about the fungus causing the current meningitis outbreak, which is very hard to diagnose and treat. Dr. Casadevall notes that scientists are not familiar with this particular fungal infection which until now had only caused 33 human infections, mostly in the eye or skin of people with weak immune systems. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology and the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein.


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