A Brooklyn man died last year of a mysterious, drug resistant infection. After he died, every object in his room tested positive for it. The walls, the bed, the doors, the curtains, the ceiling. Everything.
It's not just bacteria we have to be afraid of. Deadly fungi is become resistant too. A scary thriller of a story by and
The overuse of antibiotics to combat bacteria and fungi are creating a new breed of “superbugs,” giving rise to one of the world’s most intractable health threats: drug-resistant infections
One drug resistant germ is C. auris, a fungus that preys on people with weakened immune systems. Nearly half of patients who contract C. auris die within 90 days, according to the CDC. And it is quietly spreading across the globe.
The man died after 90 days in the hospital, but the fungal infection he had did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor to eradicate it.
This is an important account of the #AntimicrobialResistance crises we have faced today. Its complexity cut across human/animal/plant health/food production/environment and needs a #OneHealth response with national governments at the center of it.
The man died after 90 days in the hospital, but the fungal infection he had did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor to eradicate it.
A few things to consider while reading this piece on a resistant Candida 1. Infectious disease research has been underfunded, neglected for decades 2. This is about emerging fungal resistance 3. There’s never been enough anti fungals
The man died after 90 days in the hospital, but the fungal infection he had did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor to eradicate it.
Candida auris is the leading story in NYT today: good to see extensive media coverage of antimicrobial resistant organisms, the most serious and quiet global public health threat we face via ⁦
Scientists are on a global detective effort to understand and stop the spread of a mysterious new fungal infection that is resisting common treatments.
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy: The rise of Candida auris
The man died after 90 days in the hospital, but the fungal infection he had did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor to eradicate it.
Did agricultural use of fungicides fuel the spread of a fungal “creature from the black lagoon” around the world?
This is what a failure of #GlobalHealthGovernance looks like: "even as world health leaders have pleaded [in the UN] for more restraint in prescribing antimicrobial drugs to combat bacteria and fungi...gluttonous overuse...has continued."
And please read this excellent feature in the Times that draws attention to the recent spread of super-fungi candida auris, and the utter lack of transparency around that.
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Yikes... "A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy"
An elderly Brooklyn man died last May of a mysterious, drug resistant infection. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital needed special cleaning equipment and had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor to eradicate it.
An urgent challenge for chemistry, chemical biology and the science of therapeutics – time to get moving
The man died after 90 days in the hospital, but the fungal infection he had did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor to eradicate it.
This is absolutely terrifying
Scientists are on a global detective effort to understand and stop the spread of a mysterious new fungal infection that is resisting common treatments.
The man died after 90 days in the hospital, but the fungal infection he had did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor to eradicate it.
20 (or so) years ago, I wrote my high school thesis on how our promiscuous use of antibiotics/microbials, especially environmental/agricultural use, would probably kill us eventually via what we now call "superbugs." I don't actually like being right.
Happy to see that an emerging, antimicrobial-resistant, healthcare-associated pathogen has made the FRONT PAGE of the NYT! The reporters do a good job placing C. auris in larger context.. 1/9
The man died after 90 days in the hospital, but the fungal infection he had did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor to eradicate it.
The man died after 90 days in the hospital, but the fungal infection he had did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor to eradicate it.
This is by far the gravest threat facing humanity. Drug-resistant diseases terrify me more than just about anything else.
“It is a creature from the black lagoon”- CDC’s Tom Chiller () #CandidaAuris and its emergence and global spread in NYT Featuring , & more A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Scientists are on a global detective effort to understand and stop the spread of a mysterious new fungal infection that is resisting common treatments.
The man died after 90 days in the hospital, but the fungal infection he had did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor to eradicate it.
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, by via #AMR
“‘It is a creature from the black lagoon,’ said Dr. Tom Chiller, who heads the fungal branch at the C.D.C.”
Just casually mentioned in the New York Times today. PINCH ME!!!
Bravo for highlighting 2 major infectious diseases threats to public health: the rise of MDROs like Candida auris and the shortage of infectious diseases specialists.
A drug resistance infection, spanning the globe - critical need to share information
En Colombia ya se identificó Cándida Auris y tasas de infección multiresistente se incrementaron. Control de antimicrobianos es urgente en farmacias, hospitales y cadena de producción de alimentos. Debería ser prioridad en agenda de calidad de MinSalud
A global plague of lethal, effectively unkillable fungus… hospital cover-ups… global ag exhausting anti-fungals… Which is why cos like ⁦⁩ have been cooperating on - *& delivering* life-saving new anti-fungals for crops & people
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy "We are driving this with the use of antifungicides on crops." Big AG, are you listening? We are in WA state, I can assure you. #waleg #superbugs
“It is a creature from the black lagoon,” said Dr. Tom Chiller, who heads the fungal branch at the C.D.C., which is spearheading a global detective effort to find treatments and stop the spread. “It bubbled up and now it is everywhere.”
An existential risk for humanity? The rise in drug-resistant microbes is cloaked in chronic secrecy. How pesticides created an environment so hostile that microbes are evolving #publichealth
This is scary! A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy - The New York Times
Ping ⁦⁩ Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy - The New York Times
Another reason why we need act urgently to address #AMR via
#Superbugs are a growing global problem. I am guilty of forgetting how anti-fungicides in agriculture may contribute to #EukaryoticSuperbugs. Great article in the today on the human impact of nasty C. auris fungi
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
#AMR can no longer be ignored. This investigation brings to light the threat of #AntimicrobialResistance and Candida auris, a highly dangerous drug-resistant fungus.
Just in case antibiotic-resistant bacteria weren't worrying enough, please meet antifungal-resistant fungi
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
A new, really scary emerging infection: fungus C. Auris resistant to most anti-fungal agents. The hypothesis is that anti fungal use in crops created the ecosystem for it to thrive. via ⁦
Brilliant reporting on a deadly, drug-resistant fungal disease that is spreading around the world. I feel guilty: I remember, in the 1990s, helping to assure a parliamentary committee that it would never happen via
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.
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy - The New York Times
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Once we’re done with climate change thing we should probably look into this superbug problem more Antibiotics/antifungals the fossil fuel of global publ9c health
(O.O) 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."
Alert to providers and patients: via ⁦⁩ #immunosuppresion #cancercare #endcancer #fungalinfection
Candida Auris: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Scary, deadly, medicine-resistant super germ candida auris is spreading, some hospitals aren’t disclosing its presence and some hospital staff members are afraid to come in contact with patients who have it.
I am a sucker for superbug stories, and this one by is a great one TLDR: just as antibiotics use in farm animals is driving bacterial resistance, antifungal use on plant crops is driving growth of super-fungi
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
What’s the matter? You weren’t afraid enough of #measles? #Ebola? Fine, here’s your #GlobalPandemic. This will wipe out the #AntiVaxx movement and possibly the anti-vaxxers themselves.
“It is a creature from the black lagoon”
Scary, sobering article and very accessible video story about antibiotic resistance. Drug resistant bacteria, viruses, fungi appear to be everywhere in the environment, preying on the weak and waiting for their moment to go to scale and kill. via
In case you weren't feeling worried enough, add drug-resistant superbugs to your list of concerns. A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection. Candida auris
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Truly frightening, but masked by denial and secrecy. via
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy "He died after 90 days; C. auris did not. It was everywhere; the hospital needed special cleaning equipment and had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor tiles to eradicate it."
Mysterious Infection Spans Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Great but terrifying reporting on a problem that in many ways is structurally similar to climate change - global externalities, heavy tailed risks, and complex causal chains. May be similarly difficult to address.
“Dr. Chiller theorizes that C. auris may have benefited from the heavy use of fungicides.”
There is phage therapy for Candida albicans. Is there for Candida auris?
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Well-regulated? Animal ag's antibiotic use is paving the road to hell. Ripped from today's headlines: . It is nice to see the fungal problem getting a little attention. But there I go again, telling farmers how to farm.
C. auris. Linking agricultural pesticides use to rise of resistant of fungal infection. Yikes. A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy - The New York Times
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
Secrecy? Really?> A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy - The New York Times #AMR
Calling all fungal experts - please get on this stat... A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
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.
The emergence of and response to Candida auris as a drug-resistant germ reminds me of the SARS epidemic 17 yrs ago.
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy. Interesting long read. #CandidaAuris
ICYMI: It's a good thing we're developing more good ID docs!
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy via