Fungi can survive in clothing for months

It is advisable to wash newly-bought clothes before wearing them because fungi have the ability to survive in this clothing for months. Net photo

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Fungal infections can be spread through contact with clothing, bed linen and other surfaces on which fungi can survive for months, as Gillian Nantume found out.

For Susan, the infection began as a small rash on the calf (back portion of the lower leg). The rash did not itch but when she wore trousers, the heat caused discomfort to the spot.


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