SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A fungus is a type of organism that includes yeasts, molds and of course mushrooms. Dr. Jackson Scarlett with the San Francisco American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SF ASPCA) said the condition veterinarians encounter the most is ringworm.
“It’s a ring, not a worm that affects most mammals; puppies and kittens in particular, but also in children,” she said.
Symptoms in animals with fur can include; patchy areas of hair loss that are kind of scaly, but it are not itchy like other rashes. In people you’ll notice red raised lesions that look like worms.