"Opportunistic infections of these kinds are a modern phenomenon. the Roman gladiator impaled with a trident would not have survived long enough to be troubled by a yeast infection. the technology of modern medicine encourages our colonization by fungi,"
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization  - Nicholas P. Money

Nicholas P. Money in The Rise of Yeast:  How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization (2018)