The Epidemiological and Health Intelligence Unit (UIES) issued a warning about Candida auris on December 9, which was found in ten patients hospitalized for SARS-CoV-2.
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The Mexican authorities have reported cases of Candida Auris, a drug-resistant fungus that has infected hospital patients with COVID-19. The Epidemiological and Sanitary Intelligence Unit (UIES) of the Epidemiology Directorate issued a warning to everyone Epidemiological monitoring units of the hospital second or third stage in Mexico due to the presence of this fungus in people hospitalized because of the pandemic.
The alarm was triggered December 9 warns that 10 cases have been identified in Nuevo León this disease in Hospital patients suffering from pneumonia as a result of the coronavirus and with a history of mechanical ventilation, urinary catheter, central venous catheter, prolonged stay and antibiotic therapy.
Five of the infections have been reported to have manifested in the bloodstream and the others in the urinary tract. In the same way, 34 colonizations of the same virusThis means that there were carriers who did not develop the disease.
As a measure UIES recommended the isolation of patients, preferably individual rooms, and the strengthening of disinfection and hygiene measures.
What is candida auris?
The Candida auris is kind of Yeast which can cause serious infection in patients admitted to hospital or elderly care homes. Generally, it’s people who are already very sick. C auris infections generally don’t get better with antifungal drugs, which are usually used to treat candida infections, which means that the fungus is often resistant to these drugs. This infection is very rare in healthy people.
Preventive measures for this disease
Include preventive measures Identifying cases, hand hygiene, isolating infected patients to avoid contagion, prompt attention to symptoms and cleaning up the environment.