Question: I have been admitted for myopericarditis. I have been told that it was caused by a viral cause, but another person in my work has also suffered from this disease. Is there any fungus or virus from animals or plants that can cause it? Raúl (Benidorm).
Answer: Many of the myocarditis are due to viruses transmitted by the respiratory route. Fungi rarely cause this problem in immunocompetent people. You already know that when you work with animals you can become infected by the germs present in them (for example, toxoplasma). However, and sticking to myocarditis, this possibility is quite unlikely because most viruses that affect animals do not act on humans. In any case, it is good to remember that we must exercise extreme hygiene when dealing with sick animals.