Dr. Floyd Wormley told Newsweek hospitals need to be extra careful at disinfecting surfaces as COVID-19 hospitalizations increase across the country.
The CDC says it is concerned about the deadly fungus, which has been found in Texas and D.C. patients, because of its drug resistance.
"This could be pretty devastating...We can't afford to lose [snakes] as a whole," one expert said in 2017.
The psychoactive fungus, known as Massospora cicadina, contains an active ingredient that is also found in magic mushrooms.
The white fungus infection is rare, but can affect not just the lungs but also the stomach, kidney and brain.
Though rare, the fungal infections can cause serious health issues.
"As far as we know this is the first time a new species has been discovered on Twitter," said researcher Ana Sofia Reboleira. "It highlights the importance of these platforms for sharing research."
The fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis sensu lato) causes the death of its host before scattering its pores to infect other ants.
A study has shown children more prone to becoming obese had different populations of microbes in their mouths.
This kind of fungus that can linger and grow in an ants body for up to three weeks.
Fungal spores eventually make their abdomen fall off entirely.
Soon there may always be a fungus among us.
And deservedly so.
No queen of the ant species had been seen since 1887; now many colonies have been collected.
The fungus can penetrate Aedes aegypti larvae when suspended in water.
The jungles of Ecuador may hold a secret weapon against plastic pollution.
A fungus that thrives on human skin also lives many other strange places.