cause diseases. These Fungi infect plants, animals, and even other
fungi. Athletes foot and ringworm are fungal diseases in humans.
Drugs made from fungi cure diseases and stop the rejection of transplanted
hearts and other organs. Some
fungi cause diseases in humans as well. Athlete’s foot causes
an itchy irritation in the damp places between the toes. Ringworm,
another fungal disease, causes an itchy, circular rash on the skin.
Because the fungi that cause these diseases produce spores at the
site of infection, the diseases can spread easily from person to
person. Both diseases can be treated with anti fungal medications.