Science A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy - The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs.

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Kari Kamiya

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No one's said it, but it should never be forgotten about when it comes to fungi: air ventilation system. The story about the old man who died from it within 90 days and his entire room was infected to the point they had to rip out the ceiling and shit? Tough shit, it's in the air ventilation system, and it was long gone into someone else's room. Who knows if they even thought of that. "It's spreading so quickly, what do we do?" Check if it's airborne, you quacks, holy shit.
 

Just A Butt

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No one's said it, but it should never be forgotten about when it comes to fungi: air ventilation system. The story about the old man who died from it within 90 days and his entire room was infected to the point they had to rip out the ceiling and shit? Tough shit, it's in the air ventilation system, and it was long gone into someone else's room. Who knows if they even thought of that. "It's spreading so quickly, what do we do?" Check if it's airborne, you quacks, holy shit.
By nature of spores, most (if not all) fungi are "airborne"

(I only have a limited knowledge of microbiology, and thus my word should not be taken as fact)
 

meretseger

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This is the stuff of nightmares, honestly. I know of some real horror stories of under trained hospital housekeeping, or just general ignorance of staff as a whole when it comes to infection control/proper cleaning protocol. A suspected tuberculosis patient ended up staying in the ER, but the vents remained opened, and no one followed the transmission-based precautions put in place. Now, replace tuberculosis with Candida auris. 🤢
 

BoingBoingBoi

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Dr. Shawn Lockhart, a fungal disease expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, holding a microscope slide with inactive Candida auris collected from an American patient.
lol this nigga didnt even have gloves on. sure it's "inactive" but still...
 
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cuddle striker

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I've been waiting to see this story break.

you can't tell patients about this shit because then they'll stay home and treat their polio with oils, instead of actual medicine, get confused and stop eating corn, think that the flu shot can give them bacteria, think that antibiotics fix the flu, think that vaccines spread measles and on and on and on and on

most people are completely fucking moronic about medical news. when MRSA and VRSA started showing up it was the same thing. can't tell the patients, they're idiots about it and think it's a plague or that their fucking vitamins can stop it etc.

Antifungals are being developed more often than new antibiotics- there's more demand for new ones, because of the factory farm crop sprays. they need new ones to keep up. that's the only reason we'll have anything that works against this stuff- funding from Big Ag. same as the only new antibiotics are funded by factory farming corporations.

yeah the overuse is a bad thing, the development of new medicines is the counterweight.

antivirals are bigger at the moment- everyone wants a cure for HIV, HSV, flu, etc.

fungi aren't as well-studied. most of what we've got on them was learned during the AIDS crisis, when people were dying of aspergillus, plain old aspergillus...
that's when we started really developing these drugs.

If you're immunosuppressed, this is pretty scary. But then again, if you're immunosuppressed, unvaccinated kids are scary, grocery stores are scary, everything is scary.

and hydrogen peroxide? man, UV sterilization and bleach kills this shit. it's airborne by definition, as a lung infection. treat the patient like a TB/isolation patient, bleach the shit out of everything, suit up to work on them. there's too many exceptional nurses/cleaners fucking this up. (doctors too I suppose. can't leave out the infectious necktie)

edit to add

FUCK YOUR SILVER, IT'S FUNGUS NOT BACTERIA AND IT'S NOT A WEREWOLF EITHER
:shit-eating:
 

Positron

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Well silver does have non-specific antimicrobial effects, partly due to its propensity to bind to sulfhydryl and phosphate groups (a property it shares with very toxic metals like mercury). Silver nitrate eyedrop is used in India to treat Aspergillus Keratitis (presumably because they can't afford standard antifungals like Amphotericin B). But as far as heavy-metal antimicrobials are concerned I'm much more interested in copper, which can generate reactive oxygen species as it cycles through different oxidation states.
 
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cuddle striker

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Well silver does have non-specific antimicrobial effects, partly due to its propensity to bind to sulfhydryl and phosphate groups (a property it shares with very toxic metals like mercury). Silver nitrate eyedrop is used in India to treat Aspergillus Keratitis (presumably because they can't afford standard antifungals like Amphotericin B). But as far as heavy-metal antimicrobials are concerned I'm much more interested in copper, which can generate reactive oxygen species as it cycles through different oxidation states.
the trouble with heavy metals is that you cannot infuse them into human lungs to murder the algae pond in there.

yes, they have a little antimicrobial action on skin wounds, which is the only really safe use for them.

heavy metal poisoning will kill you just as neatly as these fungi do. you can't use that shit to clear a septic infection. as for the contagious spread- bleach/sunlight are cheap as fuck compared to... what? scrubbing a room with silver and copper?

for fucks sake. also natural news is the worst source. that's one of the reasons we can't really tell the public a damn thing. (not on this post, but in general. your aspergillus article is spot on, they only use it because they can't access BETTER treatments)

look at sun fruit Dan, and see where that shit leads you.
 
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Pizza Steve

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Honestly, superbugs are what are going to cause a major catastrophy in the world first, not climate change. We've already discovered the existance of vancomycin resistant Entrococcus, which is about 30% of the Entrococcus that is isolated. And even more terrifying is the recent discovery of vancomycin resistance MRSA. Both of these infections will kill normal people that have no immune system issues. In the case of vancomycin resistant MRSA, there is literally nothing that will treat the infection - its essentially like we've been transported back to a time before the discovery of penicillin.
 

cuddle striker

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Honestly, superbugs are what are going to cause a major catastrophy in the world first, not climate change. We've already discovered the existance of vancomycin resistant Entrococcus, which is about 30% of the Entrococcus that is isolated. And even more terrifying is the recent discovery of vancomycin resistance MRSA. Both of these infections will kill normal people that have no immune system issues. In the case of vancomycin resistant MRSA, there is literally nothing that will treat the infection - its essentially like we've been transported back to a time before the discovery of penicillin.

really oddly, vre sometimes responds to penicillin. one of those wtf medical moments when that happens.

enterobacter are usually all around. it's people with no immune system that really have to be scared of this stuff. our bodies are surprising great at healing- with supportive wound care, even a resistant bug can be beaten back, as long as your immune system is working.

notice the age of the guy who died from the lung infection. elderly. the elderly, infants, cancer patients in treatment, and transplant recipients are all at heavy risk.

keeping a MRSA/VRSA wound from going septic takes a lot of good nursing work, but can be done even with minimal antibiotics. there's a few still left that will hit these infections, at least a bit.

the fungal infections, we really have no excuse for letting them get ahead of us, except that they're not big money makers, so there's not as much funding except from agricultural concerns. pink ribbons are less necessary than this kind of research.

the next zoonotic flu that hits on the US may be a big one. we no longer have community immunity- there's too many people who have never had a flu shot, at this point. we also export sick people constantly and refuse to be quarantined or give up anything at all in the interest of public health. trying to contain a virulent outbreak here would be a logistical nightmare. muh freedom

bird flu was contained because the Chinese govt does not give one shit about personal freedom and will kill every duck and chicken within miles and lock you in your house for weeks and fuck you if you don't like it.

most nations won't do the necessary. I totally agree with you.
 
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