Chris Kenyon, M facts .D., Ph.D., Kim Bonorchis, M.Med., Craig Corcoran, F.C.Path., Graeme Meintjes, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Locketz, M.Med.Route., Rannakoe Lehloenya, F.C.Derm., Hester F. Vismer, Ph.D., Preneshni Naicker, M.D., Hans Prozesky, M.Med., Marelize van Wyk, Ph.D., Colleen Bamford, M.Med., Moira du Plooy, Gail Imrie, Sipho Dlamini, M.D., Andrew M. Borman, Ph.D., Robert Colebunders, M.D., Ph.D., Cedric P. Yansouni, M.D., Marc Mendelson, M.D., Ph.D., and Nelesh P. Govender, M.D.: A Dimorphic Fungus Causing Disseminated Contamination in South Africa The human immunodeficiency virus pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa has led to an epidemic of opportunistic fungal diseases, some of which are caused by emerging and fresh fungal pathogens.1 Much remains to be learned all about the endemic fungi of sub-Saharan Africa.
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are at increased risk for pores and skin cancer because of extended hours spent in the desert sun, a new study suggests. ‘Our research has identified factors that place veterans at risk for epidermis cancer tumor, including melanoma, but we need to better understand the ‘why’ of sun protection in the field,’ said research author and skin doctor Dr. Jennifer Powers, an assistant professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University INFIRMARY in Nashville. Factors adding to this higher risk include long intervals of sun exposure in a desert climate, insufficient training about the necessity for sun security, and limited use of sunscreen and other types of protective equipment, she and her co-workers said.