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Meet the Drug-Resistant Superbug That’s Taking Over the World

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Candida Auris is the new superbug on the block you’ve probably never heard of, and it is invading healthcare systems worldwide.
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This stealthy, drug-resistant yeast can already be found in hospitals worldwide, preying on those with weakened immune systems. An often fatal fungus, C. auris is so prolific that the CDC recently added it to its list of urgent threats.

So what exactly is Candida Auris and how did it fly under the radar and emerge as a global health threat?

We sat down with Adrian Zelaznythe Head of the Microbiology Lab at the NIH (National Institute of Health) to discuss all the ins and outs of this stealthy superbug.

Watch to find out more.

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“Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat.”

On the Origins of a Species: What Might Explain the Rise of Candida auris?

“Candida auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast first described in 2009 that has since caused healthcare-associated outbreaks of severe human infections around the world.”

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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Kaito May 13, 2020 - 1:36 PM


David Y May 13, 2020 - 1:42 PM

No offence to Japan but why is it always from Japan, stop eating raw uncooked food how these people never learn

Purple Worm May 13, 2020 - 5:10 PM

Yeasts are fascinating! But because of the corona I don't think my friends would be happy about me sharing this video, moreover, excitedly 😀

Wyldefyre Willlow May 13, 2020 - 5:58 PM

great overage,!

Elif Güliz Demirel May 13, 2020 - 6:06 PM

If we don't respect nature, she won't respect us either.

Doğucan May 13, 2020 - 7:02 PM

so, when will the zombies come?

Shawn Dickens May 13, 2020 - 8:15 PM

What did he say?

Ted Toal May 13, 2020 - 10:50 PM

I are sure it’s not pronounced Can-deed-a or-ee-us?

SrmthfgRockLee May 13, 2020 - 11:04 PM

– "Meet the Drug-Resistant Superbug That’s Taking Over the World"

"Superbug"… reminds me of YouTube's seeker's(pastly known as"Dnews") 2 & 3 video + thoughty2's videos about the "TARDIGRADE" as well as some videos I've watched about & talked with friends also about antibiotics not being effective vs bugs/viruses/bacteria..or at least bugs & bacteria, well maybe virus too – as they become immune to it and then we don't really have good weapons against them in the future – so antibiotics should be used as a last-case resource:

1. Seeker's video 1. "

" – "Does This Strange Animal Have Alien DNA?" uploaded 21 Dec, 2015

2. Thoughty2's video 1. "

" – "Meet The World's Toughest Animal… The INVINCIBLE Tardigrade!" uploaded 23, Feb 2017

3. Seeker's video 2. " youtube.com/watch?v=12BmDMJYCyI " – "What Tardigrades Can Teach Us About Life in the Rainforest" uploaded March 2, 2018

4. Seeker's video 3. "

" – "Meet the Drug-Resistant Superbug That’s Taking Over the World" uploaded May 12, 2020


Francesco Faelli May 13, 2020 - 11:15 PM

Next global pandemic: CoronaCandida


Everyone: can 2020 be any worse

Candida auris: allow me to introduce myself 😎🤠

MKB May 14, 2020 - 12:15 AM

so a 7 year old Japanese woman , woman! are u serious

Joanto May 14, 2020 - 12:20 AM


J W May 14, 2020 - 12:38 AM

Lol Trump is preparing to ignore this problem too. Coming to America near you.

TheInvasion King May 14, 2020 - 2:10 AM

Yall niggas better start having sex with latex all over your body.

Mohamed Imran May 14, 2020 - 2:48 AM

Judging from your channel uploads, You have Exaggerating Content. Example"Charge your phone in 5 seconds? "-from 7 years ago
Click Bait | Mislead | Fake Channel.

Ocean Man May 14, 2020 - 3:14 AM

At this rate. We all will die.

xico2kx May 14, 2020 - 3:53 AM

Candida Fungus VS Corona Virus 🦠🧫

FIGHT!!! 🥊

Crash Box May 14, 2020 - 3:57 AM

I know Jock Itch. He lives in Glasgow and he's very irritating.

Андрій Хамурда May 14, 2020 - 4:17 AM

Just in time

Vorname Nachname May 14, 2020 - 4:52 AM

One thing that is quite sad but extremely important to note: One reason why candida auris is diagnosed so seldomly is that doctors tend to overlook fungal infections as they are quite hard to diagnose and some doctors will only test people for bacteria or viruses as they simply not think of fungi. There are people who might have candida auris overgrowth but no doctor is treating them as the medical community is quite devided when it comes to whether or not gut colonialization with candida albicans is good, bad or without significant impact. Keep in mind that you cannot take a stool sample and say whether or not somebody's gut is colonized with a certain microbe. There are lots of microbes sitting on your food, passing your body once you ate them (some of them are not capable of coping with your stomach acid, but others like salmonella or candida can.) Often, these microbes will form symbiotic bonds and organize in so called biofilms. They can impact each other. With people having a week immune system, only biopsies could bring clarity and these are seldomly done. First, the patient needs to get a viral infection promoting further growth of fungal pathogens leading to an invasive fungal infection. Then it may or may not be treated. There are people who have been tested positive for fungi in their blood (fungemia) but they had no fever and were completely asymptomatic. So there is yet a lot research to be done.

rusty goyer May 14, 2020 - 4:56 AM

Go listen to superbug by king gizz. They called it. Thank me later

soascha May 14, 2020 - 4:57 AM

Yo Seeker, why you gotta be such a downer? Just kidding, but damn, we really didn't need that right now :/

Rua893 May 14, 2020 - 5:28 AM

is it me or are asians becoming the downfall of society 👍👀

TheDTV May 14, 2020 - 6:36 AM

Came out of nowhere? Sounds man-made to me… Another weaponized disease to keep us locked just like covid19 imo..

jim orr May 14, 2020 - 7:37 AM

Notice while it's spelled Candida, they keep pronouncing it Canada. Are they trying to imply that Canada is making biowarfare on the rest of the world seeking world domination? 😉😁

Vanya Yani May 14, 2020 - 8:21 AM

Who else heard if from "The Resident"?

Robert House May 14, 2020 - 12:28 PM

We need to restart this planet

vikrant bagde May 14, 2020 - 12:32 PM

First , corona
Then , henta
Now, candida auris
And itst just 'may'
So their still 8 months have left
In 2020

vinni kumar May 14, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Heard about first on the TV show The Resident. I thought it was a made up name before I googled it and found it was real

fraginz May 14, 2020 - 2:46 PM

covid19: can be destroyed by disinfectant
superbug bacteria: can be destroyed by disinfectant
Candida auris: nope.

AFAIK: The thing with fungus is that we need to make the fungus eat the poison that will kill them, we can't just destroy its 'shell' like virus or bacteria.

Timotius Victor May 14, 2020 - 3:07 PM

last of us??

Kalla H May 14, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Probably a "made in China" product like CoViD-19

Dmytro Picky May 14, 2020 - 8:02 PM

Great! Just wonderful!

Robert L May 14, 2020 - 9:26 PM

So that's why I can't get rid of my yeast infection

Video Surge May 14, 2020 - 9:52 PM

Superbug killers bacterophage or virophages???

Allwin M.A. May 14, 2020 - 11:59 PM

i felt like watching 1960s movie…

Du Sama May 15, 2020 - 12:05 AM

Well.. Humanity supposed to go exting or be an endangered especie in less than 500 hundred years… I'll guess the 21st century was the 500 year century…

diti shti May 15, 2020 - 12:23 AM

Thanks for the info it's good to know

Fishby May 15, 2020 - 2:31 AM

I knew it. It's Canada! 0:53

Soc Raja May 15, 2020 - 2:55 AM

2000: Dianosaurous got extinct due to climate change.

2100: So humans extincted due to things…well ah ah invisible microbes.

Watta World May 16, 2020 - 11:48 PM

It's all bull shit designed to take over the world. Look how well Covid19 did.
The billionaires stole over 5 trillion dollars from the US alone.

Watta World May 16, 2020 - 11:50 PM

COVID 19 is a joke. Last year 80,000 people died from the flu, in the US alone.
and we didn't close down the country so the billionaires could steal 5 trillion dollars from us.

Aidan Best May 18, 2020 - 12:44 PM

Well that's on for apocalypse bingo

Anime Banz May 18, 2020 - 2:52 PM

It's due to all that quarantine baking.

Derek Jacobs May 18, 2020 - 8:47 PM

So this broke out in China last year and in the US was declared an Epicemic in NY. California, NJ and Illinois are also Hotspot, also where most Covid deaths are… Wake up.

Danny DalCompo May 20, 2020 - 8:53 AM

We are officially living in the Last of Us

Adnan Husain Hakeem May 23, 2020 - 9:56 PM

Which language is he speaking ?

Banana Man June 9, 2020 - 10:34 AM

Why not just use phages?

wbrito8617 July 9, 2020 - 3:31 PM

0:25 The fat that it can spread???

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