Scientists all over the world warn that a drug-resistant fungus appeared in more than 30 countries around the Globe.
New Superbugs to Come
Health officials are warning of “a serious global health threat” from a drug-resistant superbug fungus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the fungus, Candida auris, has already sent to the hospital hundreds of people in the United States.
Candida auris, which preys on people with weakened immune systems, was first identified in 2009 in Japan and appeared in our country in 2013. Since that year, it has caused over 587 illnesses in the U.S., with over 300 of those cases reported in New York. Illinois had also 144 confirmed cases, primarily in the Chicago area.
How does Candida Auris behave?
Candida auris can cause different types of infections, including bloodstream infections, wound infection, and ear infection and can lead to death.
Dr. David Eyre, an infectious disease physician from the Oxford University said that things can get worse as there are 5 to 6 million different species of fungi. More over a few hundred can cause human disease so there is potential for more things to emerge.
Unfortunately, nobody pays much attention to the possibility of an outbrake, because a precursor to it always lives with us in more mundane forms of everyday health problems and sickness and most of us just deal with it.
We even developed a ‘normalcy bias’ so we just don’t think about the doomsday extrapolation that’s always just a small deviation away of changing our world in likely the most horrible of all scenarios.
Yet ominously, just few days ago… this Doomsday leap it might have happened.
But you can always be ready for it… See how to prep for facing the next deadly outbreak