Tinea is a highly contagious fungal infection that can infect the skin. The most commonly affected areas include the feet, groin, scalp and beneath the breasts. Tinea can be spread by skin-to-skin contact or indirectly through contact with fungal cells, from skin and scalp lesions of people who have the infection, lesions of animals, contami-nated floors, shower cubicles, benches, clothing and towels. Tinea is also known as ringworm, which is a misleading name since no worm is involved!

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