Drug-resistant fungus is sprouting worldwide, and it has health researchers worried
And this story made news, I think in in a lot of media this week the story of the deadly fungal infection. That's resistant to major anti microbial medications. Sprinting gullible global Tom Galler globally. Thank you needed a little help, their scientists aren't sure where it came from the fungus called Candida Otis the yeast that normally lives harmlessly on the skin and mucous membranes. Excuse me. Going to too little hygiene work there. But according to New York Times of drug resistant form of the fungus has popped up across the globe. Lives. Harmlessly? Why do you need? Drugs. It's a creature from the black lagoon says the head of the fungal branch of the. Centers for disease control. It's bubbled up. And now, it's everywhere. I should've an alert about it way. Back in two thousand sixteen today, describing it as a serious threat. The yeast was first discovered in two thousand nine from the I hope you're not eating your discharge of a patient in Japan. Most strains of Candida ours are resistant to at least one antifungal drug class more than one third of the stranger assistant to a subset of strains resistant to all three what makes the infection even more along. I'm not alarmed yet. Because I don't know what's bad about this fungus. The fungus persists on services and has been documented spreading from person to person within hospitals and clinics. CDC's received five hundred eighty seven reports of cases in the United States. Oh, icy infections by this fungus or most deadly for those who've already got compromised immune systems, including the elderly and very young it typically spreads within healthcare facilities. Often acting those who are already in precarious health, the strains of drug resistance. The hours are genetically distant distinct sorry on different continents suggesting the drug resistance is involved involving separately, but simultaneously worldwide and it's unclear what's causing this rise in these fungal superbugs.