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Deadly ‘Candida Auris’ fungus may cause a more devastating pandemic than COVID-19: Scientists

Referred as the “perfect pathogen” for a much more catastrophic pandemic, the “Candida Auris” reportedly has the capability to become fatal if it permeates one’s bloodstream, as per scientists.

During a time when the entire world is still struggle to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are now warnings the world about another possible pandemic which might come from a fungus.

In a recent report on The Sun, researches at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) were quoted as saying about how the next pandemic could be caused by “Candida Auris”, a yeast-like  fungus which has a lot of similarities with the Black Plague.

Referred as the “perfect pathogen” for a much more catastrophic pandemic, the “Candida Auris” reportedly has the capability to become fatal if it permeates one’s bloodstream, as per scientists.

The CDCP researches also added that if the “Candida Auris” enters the body through catheters or any other tube-based equipment, it can become even more lethal. This also makes this fungus even more dangerous for hospitals.

With multiple nations currently undergoing COVID-19 vaccination-drive runs, this might give the health departs another issue to think about.

It has also been reported that the above-mentioned fungus has the capability to improve itself and neutralise most anti-fungal medicines.

According to Johanna Rhodes, epidemiologist at the London Imperial College, the “Candida Auris” fungus also has a mind-blowing ability to adapt and survive for a longtime on surface.

Five years ago, in 2016, Rhodes was part of a team to control the infection caused by fungus in UK. He also added that the reason why Candida Auris is being compared to the black plague is because it is spread with monkeys.

 

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