Spreads of fungal yeast spread
For doctors and researchers, the spread of yeast Candida auris is an increasing challenge. In the world, more and more cases of infection have been reported. Only in the United States, over 600 people have already been infected. Many deaths have already been reported. For whom and why this fungus fungus is dangerous to health, we explain in the next article.
In the autumn of 2016, the US Department of Health published a new fungal disease, which in some cases is fatal. Therefore, the yeast Candida auris was associated with several deaths in the United States. The fungus was first discovered in 2009 in a patient in Japan as a causative agent of otimycosis (fungal disease at the outer auditorium). But now it is very much in many other countries. According to the CDC, it is now "a serious global threat to health".
Infection can be life-threatening
Many microorganisms live on the skin, including the yeast. Candida-type fungi can be detected in about 75 per cent of people.
With a healthy immune system, the yeast of the yeast and mucous membranes is usually not a problem.
They live on the skin without being noticed. And even if they lead to yeast infections, they can often be helped by simple home remedies for candida.
However, when new yeast Candida Auris enters the bloodstream, infection often happening in hospitals and other health facilities can be life-threatening.
Almost 600 diseases in the United States
From the funnel first identified, there were at least 587 diseases in the United States alone, according to the US news channel CBS News.
According to "KBS New York". Last year, an elderly man died in the Mount Sinai hospital in New York after a stomach operation of the fungus.
The yeast is said to have caused disease in more than 20 countries.
Increased attention without unnecessary scare
"Candida auris can enter the bloodstream of those who are infected and cause sepsis there, the so-called bloody poisoning," said Professor Oliver Kurzai in a statement from the University of Würzburg, in which the doctor presides with medical microbiology and mycology.
He also heads the National Reference Center for Invasive Fungal Infections (NRZMyk) in Jena.
Professor Kurzay is one of the authors of the opinion from experts from Germany and Austria, who in regard to Candida aris recommended increased attention, but at the same time warned of unnecessary alert.
Hard to identify
However, according to CDC, Candida auris is "a serious global threat to health".
Authorities justify this by the fact that the fungus is difficult to identify during routine routine examinations and is difficult to cure due to widespread resistance.
He is also dangerous, because he came particularly into outbreaks of health facilities.
Candida Auris settles the ears and respiratory tract, but can also cause serious infections in the blood or wounds.
Experts worry that there is no cure for yeast until now. "It's a huge problem," said Matthew Fischer of Royal College London in front of the New York Times.
"We rely on the ability to treat these patients with antimycotics," says a co-author of a study on increasing resistance to fungi.
People with a weakened immune system are at risk
According to health experts, Candida auris is a deadly danger for people with a weakened immune system, diabetics or premature delivery – these groups often suffer from multiple cancellations after the infection.
Based on a relatively small number of cases so far, CDC has shown that approximately 40 to 60 per cent of Candida airis infected patients have died.
However, it is usually not possible to tell exactly whether the fungus was actually the cause, because in any case with seriously ill patients.
"For a healthy person, Candida auris is not a threat," says Professor Kurzai. (AD)