CDC Warns Against A Life Threatening Fungal Infection 

'Candida Auris' 

By: Nitin Singh

A new study revealed that a developing fungus has been spreading throughout healthcare institutions at an "alarming rate. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to declare it a "urgent hazard."

Candida Auris's first case was reported in 2016.Since then cases are increasing at an alarming rate. 

The year 2020-21 reported as the quickest growth of the Candida Auris cases. 

According to the CDC, Candida auris is a drug-resistant fungus that can lead to epidemics in hospitals.

The fungus can invade the blood, heart, and brain, infect the bloodstream, and potentially result in death.

Almost one third of individuals who contract this infection pass away.

Symptoms- Candida auris can be carried on a patient's skin and doesn't necessarily result in infection, making it easier for it to spread to other people.

According to the CDC, fever and chills that don't go away after taking antibiotics are C. auris' most typical symptoms.