While the health system in the US was put on alert because of a deadly yeast fungus, the post-coronavirus handshake is making a comeback in everyday life in Central Europe. A ritual that, despite health risks, cannot be driven out of the habit.
More than 1,500 cases have already been treated in the US by 2021. Trend: Significantly increasing! And in Italy too, the first death recently occurred: Candida auris is a yeast fungus that can become a danger to humanity due to its special properties. In most cases it is harmless. Because it is usually a so-called colonization, which means that the fungus has been found “only” on the body and does not need to be treated. However, if it enters the body, for example through wounds or the mucous membranes, it can become dangerous and cause serious illnesses.
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