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The deadly fungus Cauris may circulate in the community

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Health authorities believe a deadly fungus is now spreading outside hospitals for the first time.

Candida auris is a microscopic yeast strain that has exploded into healthcare settings in recent years, killing up to a third of the people it infects.

Now Nevada public health officials say they have detected a cluster unrelated to hospitals. This may be the first time that a fungal infection has been known to spread outside a medical setting.

The development adds to broader growing concerns about fungal outbreaksafter the apocalyptic HBO show “The Last of Us” which is filming A mushroom that turns victims into zombies.

It comes after two daughters who lost their mothers to a fatal fungal infection shared their hellish ordeal with DailyMail.com.

Nevada had the highest number of cases in the United States last year with 384. Next up is California, with 359 cases, and Florida, with 349 cases

Sharon McCreery (left) with her mother Laurie McCreary (right) at an MLB baseball game in 2017. Laurie died after contracting Candida auris from a hospital last year

Sharon McCreery (left) with her mother Laurie McCreary (right) at an MLB baseball game in 2017. Laurie died after contracting Candida auris from a hospital last year

Mark Banduri, director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Medicine, told Las Vegas Journal Review Five cases have been reported in Nevada indicating possible transmission outside a healthcare facility.

He added that the evidence is weak and more research is needed.

Since 2021, more than 1,200 cases of Cauris have been found in southern Nevada.

Nevada had the highest number of C auris cases in America last year with 384 cases, according to the CDC.

Behind Nevada is California with 359 cases and Florida with 349 cases. No cases of C. auris virus have been found in Nevada prior to 2021.

Some experts have claimed that fungi are becoming more common around the world because a changing climate makes environments more suitable for them.

Fungi usually cannot tolerate the warmer human body temperature, but scientists believe that Cauris may have adapted to survive in a warm climate.

The highest counts are in the country's major coastal cities.  The state of New York was the most affected, with 1,325 cases since 2016, followed by Illinois with 1,044 cases, and California with 813 cases.  Next up is Florida which has recorded 683 cases, New Jersey (419) and Nevada (408), based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2013 and 2022.

The highest counts are in the country’s major coastal cities. The state of New York was the most affected, with 1,325 cases since 2016, followed by Illinois with 1,044 cases, and California with 813 cases. Next up is Florida which has recorded 683 cases, New Jersey (419) and Nevada (408), based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2013 and 2022.

The number of clinical and examination cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2013 and 2021

The number of clinical and examination cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2013 and 2021

Most transmission occurs in health care facilities, particularly among residents of long-term care facilities or among people who have analgesic devices — such as catheters, tracheostomy, or wound drains — or are on ventilators.

But the fungus can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body, leading to a potentially fatal infection of blood vessels such as the internal organs.

The fungus kills more than one in three people infected with the invasive corona.

Normally healthy people do not get sick, but among the weak and weak, it kills up to 60 percent.

In October last year, the first US cluster of pediatric cases was detected in four children with heart defects at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

One of the children died.

“In the United States, fewer than 10 cases of C auris have been reported in children and no clusters with multiple pediatric cases in a single facility have been previously identified,” the report said at the time, based on a May 2022 site examination. “.

Earlier in the year, there was an outbreak of the fungus in several Nevada hospitals.

People contract C auris by touching an infected person. Cauris can also be transmitted by touching contaminated surfaces or equipment, where it can survive for weeks.

Common symptoms of infection are persistent fever, chills, and unresponsiveness to antibiotic treatment for the bacterial infection.

Cauris appeared more than a decade ago in hospitals in India, South Africa, and South America simultaneously. The researchers don’t know why, but they speculate that climate change could have played a role.

Fungi usually cannot tolerate the warmer human body temperature, but scientists believe that Cauris may have adapted to survive in a warm environment.

Another theory proposed in 2019 is that Cauris may have existed as a botanical fungus that adapted due to global warming due to its presence in salt water as well as high temperatures.

The type of plant would have been an epiphyte – a plant that has no chlorophyll and instead gets its food from dead organic matter.

Researchers from the University of Texas speculated that birds could have carried it from salt marshes around the world to rural areas where birds and humans often come into contact.

Sharon McCreary, 61, told DailyMail.com that her mother, Lauren, 86, He suffered a fatal stroke last summer after contracting C auris.

Laurie, as she was known to friends and family, was originally admitted with pneumonia in June, a common occurrence in the final stage of her life that she was in.

But once she began to recover, her condition rapidly deteriorated and doctors ran a barrage of tests to find out the cause.

She was diagnosed with C auris. Doctors think she may have contracted the fungus from her oxygen tubes.

The infection started a chain of fatal events for Laurie, as his hepatitis C condition deteriorated into sepsis and kidney failure – eventually leading to a fatal stroke.

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