Hygienic mycology in Hungary

Zala, Judit and K. Novák, E. (1999) Hygienic mycology in Hungary. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 46 (2-3). pp. 219-224. ISSN 1217-8950


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In Hungary the medical mycological research concerning the systemic (so-called deep) mycoses started in the National Institute of Hygiene. The Mycology Department has been founded in 1955 in this Institute with nation-wide authority as a routine diagnostic laboratory for clinical specimens from systemic mycotic infections. Three years later its activity was broadened – on ground of the experiences – to cover the total field of hygiene, thus we had to establish the „mycologia hygienica”(hygienic mycology)however, this has not been accepted as an independent discipline. Here a short, selected overview is given of our experiences.In the following the trends of the activity is demonstrated along the subdivisions of hygiene (epidemiology, environmental-hygiene, professional and occupational-, nutritional and food hygiene). In respect of hygiene, however, the fungi play a Janus-faced (more exactly Dr. Jekyll–Mr. Hyde) role, as they can behave not only harmful but also beneficial.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
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Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2017 11:28
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