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What is the rate of incidence for fungal infections?

There are over 50,000 species of fungi, but less than 200 of those species can cause human fungal infection. Anyone can get a fungal infection, but they are most common in those with weakened immune systems. The fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is responsible for nearly a million cases of meningitis every year in people with compromised immune systems.  Additionally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 75 percent of women will suffer from a yeast infection in their life.

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