things we need to know before we start reading 🙂
- CMR = Indian Council of Medical Research
- US = United States
- Fungus = Infection causing micro-organism
- Immune system = System that protects the body against disease
- Vulnerable = Exposed to the possibility of being attacked (चपेट में)
- Emerge = become apparent or prominent (उभरना)
- Isolated = separate (पृथक)
Fungal diseases are caused by variety of fungi, came from fungi kingdom which is very vast. Fungi are micro-organisms that live in soil, plants, trees, indoor surfaces and even in human skin. There are millions of different species of fungi but only a fraction make people sick.
ICMR has recently issued guidelines for Candida Auris, multi-drug resistant yeast, which was reported to cause invasive infections with high mortality. ICMR is aware of the numerous outbreaks of C. Auris reported globally and from India.
Candida Auris is a fungus that, when it gets into the bloodstream, it will mixed in blood & can cause dangerous infections that can be life-threatening. Scientists first identified it in 2009 in a patient in Japan. It’s origin is still unknown.
In recent years, it has emerged around the world, largely in hospitals and nursing homes. There have been 587 Candida Auris cases reported in the US & most of them has lost their life due to this infection.
It happens with those who has low immune system or to those who are consuming antibiotics in a excessive amount. Most of the fungal infections can be cured with anti-fungal medicines but C. auris can’t be cured after using any anti fungal infections. it can kill the person within 90 days. Elderly people and newborn are most vulnerable than the young ones.
It’s diagnosis is quite difficult because it’s symptoms are similar to fever.
Spreads with physical touch and will start infecting the body thereafter.
Precautions: Once the patient is diagnosed with having C Auris, the healthcare facilities should place the patient in a separate room as soon as possible. keep the person in an isolated environment.Wounds should be bandaged to prevent any fluids from seeping out and infecting others.
Just to know information about Virus : Viruses are known to infect almost any kind of host that has living cells. Animals, plants, fungi and bacteria are all subject to viral infection.
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