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Med’s Mahmoud Ghannoum explains the species of fungi living in us

The fungus among us—could an overlooked pathogen in the gut be the key to health?cleveland.comMahmoud Ghannoum, professor at the School of Medicine, said there are hundreds—maybe thousands—of species of fungi living in our mouths and guts that play an important and synergistic role with bacteria and viruses in maintaining our health. While the role of fungi in cancer and most other diseases is still very poorly understood, “that’s where all the excitement is,” Ghannoum said.