Source: AVMA News 

U.S. public health officials are alerting veterinarians about antifungal-resistant ringworm infections caused by Trichophyton indotineae, a highly infectious fungus. Emerging a decade ago in the Indian subcontinent, this fungus is now a global threat, with cases reported on six continents, including the U.S. in March 2023. Infections cause widespread inflamed or scaly plaques and are often drug-resistant.

The CDC urges vigilance among veterinarians, especially for severe, hard-to-treat ringworm infections in animals, and recommends contacting public health officials for support. Advanced molecular testing is necessary for accurate identification.

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