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Parliamentary questions
14 February 2018
E-000921-18
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Jørn Dohrmann (ECR)

 Subject:  Fungicides and resistant fungi
 Answer(s) 

Alarming reports have appeared in the media recently about fungi that have become resistant owing to the use of chemical fungicides in farming and industry. Patients have developed resistant fungal infections in the brain, lungs and other vital organs. Infections caused by resistant fungi cannot be treated with traditional medicine. It is reported that nine out of ten patients therefore die as a result of such infections.

Does the Commission agree that resistant fungi may pose a serious health problem for people in Europe?

Does the Commission agree that research in this area should be carried out right away?

Does the Commission have any initiatives in the pipeline that are geared towards investigating or preventing resistant fungi?

Original language of question: DA 
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