Q. Which of the following is/are the correct about Fungal pathogens?
1.Fungal infections often affect severely ill patients and those with significant underlying immune system-related conditions.
2.Fungal pathogens are a major threat to public health as they are becoming increasingly common and resistant to treatment with only four classes of antifungal medicines currently available.
3.Cancer and HIV/AIDS patients have no risk of fungal infections due to Chemotherapy and Anti-retroviral therapies (ART) respectively.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below;

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] .2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] .1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 and 2 are correct: Fungal infections often affect severely ill patients and those with significant underlying immune system-related conditions.

Most fungal pathogens lack rapid and sensitive diagnostics and those that exist are not widely available or affordable globally.

Fungal pathogens are a major threat to public health as they are becoming increasingly common and resistant to treatment with only four classes of antifungal medicines currently available, and few candidates in the clinical pipeline.

Statement 3 is incorrect: Populations at greatest risk of invasive fungal infections include those with cancer, HIV/AIDS, organ transplants, chronic respiratory disease and post-primary tuberculosis infection.

Source: WHO releases first-ever list of fungal infections that can be threat to public health