Muscat: A medical team led by Oman medical practitioner has recently discovered a new fungus.
Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Hatmi, Senior Medical Laboratories Specialist at the Directorate General of Health Services of Al-Dhahira Governorate made the discovery along with his team at the Medical Fungus Center of the University, reported Oman Observer.
The breakthrough was made while examining the genetic material existing in some pulmonary samples of a patient with a fungal infection, which was called “Fusarium volatile”.
“The fungus was discovered during medical tests for a sample taken from a female patient’s lungs, which was initially diagnosed of having tuberculosis”, said Dr. Al-Hatmi.
The patient’s sample was sent to fungus center in the Netherlands, where Dr Al Hatmi is working there as a research fellow in the Medical & Research Fellowship Program.