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New Fungal Infection Found In Covid-Recovered Patients: Pune

Following mucormycosis (black-fungus), four Covid-recovered patients in Pune have been diagnosed with another fungal infection in the last three months, raising worries within the medical community. It is difficult to identify aspergillus-osteomyelitis because it mimics spinal tuberculosis. However, a similar infection has been witnessed among the Covid-recovered individuals. Long-term corticosteroid usage may raise the risk of infections,… read-more

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 01:25 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Covid-19, FUNGUS, post-covid, BLACK FUNGUS

Courtesy: The Times of India


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Deadly Pathogen 'Candida Auris' Found First Time In India

In a jointly-conducted research by Delhi's Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute and Pondicherry University, a vicious pathogen has been found in the coast of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Known as 'Candida Auris' or 'C. auris', the pathogen was interestingly found in the tropical marshes, which are not its natural habitat. Discovered first time in the country, the fungus causes nosocomial transmission. Reportedly, the concentration of these… read-more

Sun, 21 Mar 2021 - 01:33 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Candida Auris, Andaman and Nicobar, India, FUNGUS

Courtesy: The Federal

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Sleeping With Wet Hair Weakens Scalp, Damages Hair Growth: Expert

Sleeping with wet hair after a shower does more harm than good, said dermatologist Dr. Jushya Sarin. Jushya said wet hair soften the weak strands, making them prone to breaking and falling out due to friction on pillow. Sleeping with wet hair on a regular basis can also pose greater risk as wet hair may lead to fungus and bacteria causing inflammation, Jushya said. Besides, dry scalp helps in making hair greasy and oily.

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 12:45 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Dermatologist, Dr. Jushya Sarin, Hair Care, Hair Damage, FUNGUS, Bacteria, Hair Loss

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Candida Auris

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Scientists Warn Fungus Capable Of Inciting Deadlier Pandemic

Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have alerted that the next pandemic could originate from a yeast-like fungus. Candida Auris, a fungus that remains unfazed by anti-fungal drugs, has been described as the ideal pathogen for a more lethal pandemic. The CDC informed that the fungus could be deadly, specifically if it infiltrates the bloodstream through catheters or other tubes piercing one's body at hospitals… read-more

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - 08:14 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: pandemic, CDC, FUNGUS, Candida Auris, antifungal drugs

Courtesy: WION