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Trends in Agricultural Triazole Fungicide Use in the United States, 1992–2016 and Possible Implications for Antifungal-Resistant Fungi in Human Disease

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health Perspectives, May 2021
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Title
Trends in Agricultural Triazole Fungicide Use in the United States, 1992–2016 and Possible Implications for Antifungal-Resistant Fungi in Human Disease
Published in
Environmental Health Perspectives, May 2021
DOI 10.1289/ehp7484
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Authors

Mitsuru Toda, Karlyn D. Beer, Kathryn M. Kuivila, Tom M. Chiller, Brendan R. Jackson

Abstract

The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) is the leading cause of invasive mold infections, which cause severe disease and death in immunocompromised people. Use of triazole antifungal medications in recent decades has improved patient survival; however, triazole-resistant infections have become common in parts of Europe and are emerging in the United States. Triazoles are also a class of fungicides used in plant agriculture, and certain triazole-resistant A. fumigatus strains found causing disease in humans have been linked to environmental fungicide use. We examined U.S. temporal and geographic trends in the use of triazole fungicides using U.S. Geological Survey agricultural pesticide use estimates. Based on our analysis, overall tonnage of triazole fungicide use nationwide was relatively constant during 1992-2005 but increased > 4 -fold during 2006-2016 to 2.9   million   kg in 2016. During 1992-2005, triazole fungicide use occurred mostly in orchards and grapes, wheat, and other crops, but recent increases in use have occurred primarily in wheat, corn, soybeans, and other crops, particularly in Midwest and Southeast states. We conclude that, given the chemical similarities between triazole fungicides and triazole antifungal drugs used in human medicine, increased monitoring for environmental and clinical triazole resistance in A. fumigatus would improve overall understanding of these interactions, as well as help identify strategies to mitigate development and spread of resistance. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP7484.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Researcher 2 11%
Professor 1 6%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 6 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 7 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 46. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 September 2021.
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#15
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