Mystery fungal infection all over the world

An elderly man was admitted in the Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected by a deadly abnormal fungus called the Candida auris.  It preys on people and is silently spreading across the world.

In the last 5 years, it hit a unit Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, and forced a British Medical centre to shut down its ICU. It has taken its roots in India, Pakistan and South Africa.

It has recently reached New York, New Jersey and Illinois. Following this the federal centres for disease control and prevention has added it to the list of germs under threat.

The rise of drug resistant infections is on the rise lately. Just like bacteria, fungi have also begun to survive the modern medicines.

The State governments in many cases refused to share information but acknowledged that they have had such cases.

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