There are several people who suffer from skin infections and neglect it, most of the skin infections are caused due to the fungus called Fusarium that are usually present in the bathroom sink drainsĀ  which are the common source of infections in humans.

Fusarium is well known fungus for causing diseases and harming the agricultural crops. But some other species of this fungus are also known to be fatal to humans by causing serious and dangerous infections.

In the year 2005-2006 there was outbreak of a fungal infection in the United States called keratitis (infection of the cornea) among most of the masses wearing contact lenses which was caused due to Fusarium. According to the Penn state researchers, Infections caused due to Fusarium are difficult to treat as they are resistant to several anti-fungal medications and treatments.

This research was carried out from samples taken from nearly 500 sink drains in 131 businesses, homes, university dormitories and public facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and California.

At least one Fusarium isolate was found in 66 percent of the drains and in 82 percent of the buildings. About 70 percent of those isolates were from species most frequently associated with human infections.