While the whole World has been in
According to an article from the New York
“The mattress, the bed rails, the canister holes, the window shades, the ceiling, everything in the room was positive.”
What made Doctors and Health Authorities most concerned was its resistance to any anti-bacterial drugs that were thrown at it.
Panic Prevention – The Cover Up
The hospital under the direction of health authorities used a specialised aerosolized hydrogen peroxide spray around the room where the patient who had the infection had been staying.
The only organism to survive the cleaning operation was C. auris.
At this point you’d assume the public may of been alerted of this new arising health threat, if so, you assumed incorrectly. Only patients were informed, health authorities urged for no public announcement.
“There was no need to put out a news release during the outbreak,”Oliver Wilkinson, a spokesman for the hospital.
This cloud of secrecy didn’t just happen in London it was occurring all around the Globe, there have been thousands of people infected so far and wherever they are in the World this same hushed, secretive approach is taken. Apparently they don’t want to scare patients.
Which it undoubtedly would and rightfully so, since nearly half of all patients who contract C. auris die within 90 days according to the C.D.C.
‘With bacteria and fungi alike, hospitals and local governments are reluctant to disclose outbreaks for fear of being seen as infection hubs. Even the C.D.C., under its agreement with states, is not allowed to make public the location or name of hospitals involved in outbreaks. State governments have in many cases declined to publicly share information beyond acknowledging that they have had cases.’ [source]
Some of you maybe asking why authorities would keep such an issue like this secret, surely if the general public knew of this deadly health risk they could take special precautions – the measles outbreaks have been heavily publicised after all, with no concern whatsoever for public panic, in fact such panic is being encouraged via health authorities and the media.
The difference is, there is no gain from informing the public, not pharmaceutical currently on the market has proven overaly successful when treating a patient infected with C. auris and so there is no gain to be had from publicising the outbreaks. Whereas Measles, well we all know to well what the solution is for that.
This totally different approach in tackling a major health risk should alarm you, especially when you bare in mind that C.
In the US alone, over 1500 people have been found to have the fungal infection so far, and due to the lack of appropriate equipment for testing the infection, and the ongoing attempts to stop the flow of information surrounding the fungus, the real number of cases could be significantly higher.
Serious Global Health Threat
The C.D.C state on their own website that Candida auris presents a serious global health threat:
A Product of Heavy Pesticide Use?
There are several theories to how this Super Fungus came to be, what they know for sure is that there isn’t just a single strain of the fungus, analysing genomes from different samples from around the World they found that the sequencing was different in just about all locations. One researcher believes that these new deadly drug-resistant fungal strains are a result of our agricultural industry using heavy fungicides.
A paper published in 2013 concluded that it was no coincidence that the drug-resistant Aspergillus was showing up in the environment where the azole fungicides were used.
The theory by some is that C. auris may of benefitted from the heavy use of fungicides, it is thought that C. auris has likely been hidden away for thousands of years in uninhabited crevices around the World. With the emergence of mass agriculture and with it heavy pesticide usage much of the Worlds bacteria has been wiped out paving the way for a new strain, C. auris.
Where ever it came from,
itshere now and they don’t want you to know about it. You do now.