The next big bad is here, and we are already behind in the fight, and losing.
Invasive Fusarium infections stimulate a Th2-type lymphocyte response, in which anti-inflammatory cytokines are produced, leading to a inadequate response by the host and high morbidity and mortality 28 .
Factors that contribute to the severity of fusariosis include increased incidence of multidrug resistance, and the lack of research for new therapeutic options for treatment. In general, these infections progress with a severe prognosis
Risk factors of individuals contribute to the occurrence of new cases, treatment has not changed over the years, because of the lack of research in the development of new therapeutic options for treatment of this infection. The increased incidence of fusariosis, as reported in the articles published between 2005 to 2018, is evidence of the emergence of this fungus.
Fusarium wilt, worldwide plant disease caused by the soil-inhabiting fungus Fusarium oxysporum. Several HUNDRED!!
Plant species are susceptible, including food crops such as wheat, sweet potatoes, cereals, peaches, apples, pears, potatoes, barley, pineapple, peanuts, peas, pome and citrus fruits, oats, garlic, asparagus, tomatoes, corn, onions, rice, sugar cane, figs, soy, sugar beets, dates, oil palms, beans, legumes, melons, vegetables, spices, plantains, nuts, and bananas. Even Cannabis and Tobacco are succeptible to infection.
Fusarium HB is one of the most devastating plant diseases in the world. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ranks FHB as the worst plant disease to hit the US since the rust epidemics in the 1950s.
Many fear the disease will continue to be the cause of major crop losses in the United States and beyond, potentialy putting a major dent in the world's food supply during the years to come. Who will grow the grain for our bread, pastries, pasta, and beer in the years ahead?!
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