Commonly known as ‘Candida Auris’, this fungal infection is taking the lives of Americans every year because of its fatal features. As estimated, 23,000 Americans die annually due to the germs present in it. The most shocking thing is that none of the treatment options is able to wipe off this infection.
These drug-resistant fungal infections are unstoppable. These are continually spreading in many residents all across the globe and thus, is a serious threat for all. Not only it has affected the residents of the US but also it is causing issues to those living in Colombia, India & South Korea.
The first spotting of this infection was done in the year 2009 during the ear discharge of Japan’s patient. However, people witnessed the first seven cases in the US itself during 2016. Following it were New York, Maryland, New Jersey and many others with 77 cases in 2017.
While CDC was busy in examining those 77 cases, they found out 45 more with the same problem. Mentioning about 2019 February, there are 587 cases in the US. People having weaker immune systems are more prone to Candida Auris. Those people who are in hospitals or are suffering from any kind of illness already have more chances of experiencing this infection.
None of the drug treatments has the ability to stop this disease’s recurrence. Also, Candida Auris can easily be detected on the walls or furniture of your residence, office or any other area. Due to the untreatable nature of this fungal infection, they ultimately lead to the death of people affected by it.