Candida auris cases are increasing in China
The Corona epidemic started in China a few years ago. Corona had caused devastation across the world. Even today, cases of this virus keep coming. The Covid virus has not ended. Meanwhile, cases of another disease have started increasing again in China. According to a new report, cases of deadly, drug-resistant fungal infections are on the rise in China. Researchers in Shanghai found that 182 cases of Candida auris were reported in China in 2023, more than five times the 33 cases reported the year before. Cases are increasing even in the beginning of the new year.
Let us know what disease Candida Auris is and why its cases are increasing. Epidemiologist Dr. Ajay Kumar says that Candida auris is not a new disease. Its cases are already coming, it is possible that its cases are increasing again in China. Dr. Ajay explains that Candida auris is a fungus, which can cause a dangerous disease. There are many types of strains of Candida virus. Some of these strains can also affect humans. Which can be fatal.
what are the symptoms
Dr. Ajay Kumar explains that ear infection can be caused by Candida auris, although there are no distinct symptoms of this infection. The symptoms which are seen in any disease caused by bacteria are also seen in this. Dr. Kumar says that the treatment of this disease is a bit difficult. This disease can prove fatal in elderly people and people who have weak immunity. According to CDC, like other bacterial infections, Candida auris is not a common infection.
How does it spread?
Dr. Ajay Kumar explains that Candida auris also spreads like any virus or bacteria. It spreads by coming in contact with an infected surface. In some cases it can also spread from one person to another. To prevent this, it is important to follow the rules to avoid other bacteria or viruses. Like washing hands before eating and not coming in contact with infected people. This disease is treated with chinocandins antifungal medicine.
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