Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., Featured in Scientific American Article on Fungal Meningitis
By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • November 15, 2012
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.