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Fungi are a type of naturally occurring infectious organism that can lead to a superficial infection in our skin, hair and nails.
Many fungi are environmental, living in vegetation, soil and water and don’t often cause disease in humans, but can infect animals such as wild / domesticated animals and pets. These infections can then spread to humans if we are in contact with the infected animal. Other fungal species only live on and infect humans and are passed between us.
Fungi can be thread-like so called hyphae, or they can appear as round elements called yeast. As part of our normal skin flora we have some naturally occurring yeast on our skin such as candida and malassezia.