Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., Featured in Scientific American Article on Fungal Meningitis

Glenn Roberts, Ph.D.

Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., a retired Mayo Clinic mycologist, was featured in an article in the Scientific American regarding the recent fungal meningitis outbreak.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

The nation's ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak has killed 30 and sickened 419 people so far, but the fungus responsible has never wrought such havoc before.

The fungus, Exserohilum rostratum, is a plant-eating generalist equipped with a spore-launching mechanism ideal for going airborne, is not an especially picky eater and, although it prefers grasses, will dine on many items—including humans.

 

 

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