Havana Meeting on the Neglected Tropical Fungal Disease Chromoblastomycosis, Calls on Public Health Authorities to Take Action

GAFFI Havana meeting on chromoblastomycosis mycology

Dr. María T. Illnait-Zaragozii and Prof. Flavio Queiroz-Telles at the Havana meeting

Alongside the 80th anniversary of the Cuban Tropical Medicine Institute, 200 scientists and doctors sought common actions to reduce the stigmatizing burden of chromoblastomycosis. This persistent and progressive fungal infection is the result of trivial injury, usually on the leg or arm, and recently recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD). Untreated for months or years, patients develop cauliflower like growths which are difficult to eradicate.

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