September 15-172016

Sixth meeting of the ISHAM working group on Black Yeasts

The potential of being black: extreme adaptations and pathogenicity

Viterbo, Italy, 15-17 September, 2016

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David Denning and Flavio Queiros Telles took the initiative to get chromoblastomycosis – a mutilating skin disease caused by black fungi – on the World Health Organization List of Neglected Tropical Diseases. This still sounds like neglected, but with WHO recognition, attention will be focused on this disease, which will make it easier to obtain support for research and clinical trials. Let us hope that this application is successful. The document can be found here