The Basics of Skin Fungus

Fungus Travels Well

Skin fungus is contagious and can spread most commonly among people, but you can also get it from animals, clothes and fabrics (and even soil). A cat or a towel, for example, could both give you tinea corporis, also known as ringworm of the body.

The most common form of skin fungus, athlete's foot, spreads quickly in public locker rooms and swimming pools.