December 9th – Russia Satellite News Agency reported on the 9th that Brazil’s National Health Supervision Agency (ANVISA) recently reported that the country has found the first case of infection of Candida auris, a suspected dangerous fungus that may lead to drug resistance. Infection and even death.
The fungus was reportedly detected in a catheter-end sample of a patient in the Adult Intensive Care Unit of Bahia State Hospital. Brazilian health authorities say experts are concerned that certain strains of Candida auricle origin are resistant to three main types of antifungal drugs.
This fungus can cause invasive infections, including blood infections, and its superposition of complications can be fatal.
The Brazilian Ministry of Health has set up a working group to study the infection case and recommended that all health departments strengthen laboratory testing of the fungus.
Candida auricularis was first discovered in Japan in 2009 and is now detected on five continents around the world.
The first case of the fungus occurred in the United Kingdom in 2013, and the outbreak of the fungus occurred in hospitals in the United Kingdom in 2019, causing 200 infections and eight deaths. The first case of Candida aurum appeared in the United States in 2016.