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  • 22 March, 2021

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Drug-resistant superbug “Candida Auris” found in Andamans

Drug-resistant superbug “Candida Auris” found in Andamans

Candida Auris has been identified for the first time in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

About Candida Auris:

  • Candida Auris or C.auris is a multidrug-resistant fungus.

Origin of Candida Auris:

  • Candida Auris was first identified in 2009 in a patient in Japan.
  • The fungus is mostly found in tropical marshes and marine environments, outside hospital environments.

Symptoms of C.Auris:

  • C.auris survives on the skin before entering the body through wounds.

Why is C.Auris considered harmful?

C.Auris is considered dangerous because of three reasons:

  • C.Auris is often multidrug-resistant.
  • C.Auris can survive and persist within dry environmental surfaces for prolonged periods.
  • C.Auris is difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods, and it can be misidentified in labs without specific technology.

National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

  • India released the AMR action plan in 2017, 2 years after the Global Action Plan was released by WHO.
  • Only 2 states Kerala and Madhya Pradesh have State Action Plan.

Goal

  • To effectively combat antimicrobial resistance in India.

Objectives of NAP-AMR

  • Define the timeline and allocate the budget to slow the emergence of AMR in India and to strengthen the coordination between various organizations.
  • Strengthen the surveillance, and optimize the use of antibiotics in all sectors enhanced investments in AMR activities, research, and innovations.
  • Monitor and evaluate the NAP-AMR implementations.

Source: TH


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