Emerging Infectious Diseases Caused by Fungi in Animals and Their Prevention

  • Awadhesh Kumar Shukla
Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)


In the last two decades, as a result of ever-changing climate conditions, it has been observed that there are an increasing number of virulent infectious diseases among wild and domesticated animals caused by fungal species. In both animals and plants, an unprecedented number of fungal diseases have recently caused the reduction of planet Earth’s biodiversity. Fungal pathogens pose a serious threat to plants and animals in the form of diseases and continuously deteriorate biodiversity, food security and economies around the world. Challenges like climate change and spatio-temporal changes in the geographical distribution also impact the severity of fungal pathogenicity. In this chapter, emphasis is given on emerging infectious diseases in a variety of animals and their control measures are discussed. Additionally, factors affecting the spread of fungal pathogens are also described.


Animals Fungi Infectious disease Pathogens Prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Awadhesh Kumar Shukla
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyK.S. Saket P.G. CollegeAyodhyaIndia

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