We all wondered what would happen when a man in Calderón Guardia Hospital was found to have a super resistant fungus. Questions about who he came in contact with held doubts over whether this would become a crisis.
Luckily, it has now been reported that the infection is controlled because 15 days have passed without any other case of ‘Candida auris’ being registered. The man infected remains in isolation but in stable condition.
This was the first case of the infection in the country. The fungus is known to be highly resistant to treatments available worldwide, triggering a global alert in order to avoid outbreaks.
There have been other cases in Venezuela, the U.S., Panama, the U.K., Israel, Pakistan and India. The fungus can cause serious illness in hospitalized patients. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. is investigating how it spreads.