Today, scientists are worrying about the deadly fungus that threatens the world. The fungus is Candida auris. According to the United States health agency (CDC), Candida auris is a yeast that is usually alive and not harmful to the skin and mucous membranes, but threatens global health. Further explained that, the deadly fungal infection is resistant to the main antimicrobial drugs, which means it will be resistant to anti-fungal drugs commonly used to treat Candida infections.
Reporting from the New York Times, the fungus has spread throughout the world, such as in England, Spain, India, Venezuela, and the United States. According to Tom Chiller, a head of the fungal branch on the CDC “These are creatures from black lagoons that have bubbled and are now everywhere.” The Candida auris mushroom was first discovered in 2009 which came out of the ear of a patient in Japan and the CDC issued a warning for the first time about Candida auris in 2016 and now the fungus is becoming a serious threat.
This fungus is a serious threat because this fungus can survive on the surface and can spread from person to person in hospitals and clinics. In fact, half of the population tested in several nursing homes in the Chicago area have been positively infected with Candida auris fungi. Candida auris infection is the deadliest for people who have a weak immune system, such as parents and young people. The CDC records as many as 587 case reports of the fungus Candida auris in the United States.
The initial symptoms caused by this fungus are fever and fatigue. This disease can be fatal, if the yeast spreads to the blood, brain or heart. The strains of drug-resistant Candida auris are genetically different on various continents, and show that drug resistance develops separately, but simultaneously throughout the world. Until now there has been no clarity about increasing this mushroom. However, there is a theory which states that the use of fungicides in plants encourages Candida auris to develop resistance.