Mysterious new Space Disease Has Global Scientists Cowering In Abject Terror
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This is a rather disturbing development. We have had various fungi to deal with as infectious agents, Candida albicans, being the most common, seriously infectious agent of the fungi species. They are generally 'opportunistic' in their abilities to create an infection, so they only tend to get a foothold if the target is already immunocompromised, as in being very ill from a bacterial infection. They are opportunistic in that they can get an infection going if the body they are infecting is weakened enough.

Now, very recently, has cropped up a new fungus, one never seen before and with a very interesting pedigree: [per the shaky article] It was first diagnosed in an astronaut that had been on the ISS and returned without an observable infection. Now this fungus has very quickly spread on earth and this bug is VERY resistant to drugs used against fungi (very different types than antibiotics, BTW, and use is not in any way interchangeable) and shockingly lethal as well. It was first isolated in Antarctica (according to the article).  Fungi are very adaptable and were found growing on the outside of the old Russian Space Station MIR and now, recently, after the Candida Auris fungus was brought to ISS for study, is now growing on the outside of that vehicle. Presumably, it has begun to release spores which seem to have spread over the globe, with infections occurring worldwide.

The article below is from a shaky source, but one that is often dead on and this could be one of those times.

There have been a few stories about how dormant viruses, like especially the Herpes strains, that have become reinvigorated in astronauts while on the station for extended stays. Could this be another and could there be others we haven't been able to detect? In the early days of space travel, astronauts were placed in strict isolation for days after returning from their missions. Perhaps that should be reintroduced. It would seem that we are dealing with things in the unknown that we had ignored the risk of and it looks like it is coming back to bite us in a bad way!

Interesting and fascinating too, this:

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April 7, 2019
Mysterious “Creature From Black Lagoon” Space Disease Has Global Scientists Cowering In Abject Terror 
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

A seemingly ordinary at first glance Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today became anything but mundane when its discussion minutes showed that the highest national security classification level “
Of Special Importance” has now been placed on a Ministry of Health (MoH) scientific study dealing with a new species of fungus called Candida Auris—a mysterious fungal disease first detected in Japan in 2009 shortly after International Space Station astronaut Koichi Wakata visited his home nation—is now sweeping across the globe, has been labeled an “urgent threat” to humanity, is so “invasive and unbeatable”, confirmed cases and deaths have now been recorded in several European countries as well as in the United States, India, Pakistan, Venezuela, South Africa—and that Dr. Tom Chiller, the head of the US Centers for Disease Control Mycotic Diseases Branch, has just terrifyingly likened to “a creature from the black lagoon”.  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

 
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According to this report, four weeks ago, on 6 March 2019, the Security Council authorized the Ministry of Health to release to the world scientific community a detailed analysis of a previously unknown outbreak of Candida Auris that occurred in a Moscow hospital in 2016-2017, and whose mortality rate was a shocking 42.1% of those infected.

The authorizing of this historic scientific information release from Russia to the world, this report explains, was due to findings discovered by the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) that determined the most probable origin of this new Candida Auris disease sweeping across the globe was from the International Space Station.


In support of this assessment, this report details, SVR intelligence analysts noted that in February-2009, NASA astronaut-scientists aboard the International Space Station suddenly deployed a new device they’d developed to track down microscopic fungi and bacteria—an alarming development as the International Space Station had aboard it at the time two ancient and mysterious fungi species collected from the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica in Southern Victoria Land—that were launched into space in February-2008 and returned to Earth on 12 September 2009

 
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Most concerning to SVR intelligence analysts about the time frame the mysterious Antarctica fungi were aboard the International Space Station, this report continues, were the still unexplained travels and activities of NASA astronaut mission specialist Koichi Wakata—who was due to travel to the International Space Station on Expedition 18 scheduled to launch on 15 March 2009—but at the last moment was pulled from this launch for what NASA said was training on “new equipment”—his then being scheduled for Expedition 19 due to launch on 26 March 2009—but that was inexplicably scrubbed by NASA when they realized they’d have to use a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, which mandates a medical examination for all astronauts prior to liftoff—that, in turn, caused Wakata, along with his full Expedition 19 crew, to be launched during Expedition 20 on 31 July 2009—and was an expedition that saw Wakata traveling to the International Space Station aboard a NASA space shuttle, unlike other astronauts on this mission who used the Soyuz.  

Though the exact mission and travels of NASA astronaut Koichi Wakata are more highly classified than this general report allows the reporting of, it does note his being in Japan shortly before the first case of Candida Auris was documented occurring there—that was followed by the Americans conducting a multi-year scientific effort to discover if fungi could survive in our Earth’s most upper atmosphere—the first results of which were released in August-2009 showing that fungal spores and other biological particles can account for large proportions of aerosol particle mass in pristine rainforest air as well as in rural and urban environments—and in the first study of its kind released in January-2013, discovered that there's a surprising amount of bacteria and fungi as high as 30,000 feet—and remarkably, these microbes could be affecting the climate, as well as contributing to the spread of diseases down on Earth.

 
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With Russian scientists having already detailed to NASA how after the 1986 launch of the pristine MIR space station fungi and bacteria growth became unstoppable, this report states, it was no surprise that the mysterious ancient fungi discovered in Antarctica and sent to the International Space Station not only survived the brutal conditions of space, but also managed to reproduce—and whose greatest fears now suspected to be true is that this ancient fungi has spread to the exterior of the International Space Station where its spores from are now raining down on Earth.

Supporting these fears that Candida Auris fungi spores erupting from the exterior of the International Space Station are now entering our Earth’s atmosphere and altering our planets existing fungi species, this report continues, was genome sequencing testing that showed that there were four distinctive versions of the fungus, with differences so profound that they suggested that these strains had diverged thousands of years ago and emerged as resistant pathogens from harmless environmental strains in four different places at the same time—a finding so shocking, it caused CDC infectious disease expert Dr. Snigdha Vallabhaneni to fearfully in terror proclaim:

Somehow, it made a jump almost seemingly simultaneously all around the world, and seemed to spread and it is drug resistant, which is really mind-boggling”.
 
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Most catastrophic and terrifying about the space borne Candida Auris fungi disease as it continues its deadly sweep across the globe, this report concludes, is that it’s truly unstoppable—and is why a “climate of secrecy” about its rapid spread now exists in the West—most particularly because it preys upon the sickest human beings found in hospitals and care facilitiesall of which found infected have to be nearly completely destroyedwhose spread into the United States now shows doctors and nurses fearing to even enter the rooms of those infected, thus leaving their loved ones only left to care for them—and whose fearful strike into a community was, perhaps, best stated by Imperial College London infectious disease expert Dr. Johanna Rhodes, who grimly lamented upon it hitting her nation: “We have no idea where it’s coming from. We’ve never heard of it.  It’s just spread like wildfire”.

 
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Unstoppable Candida Auris space disease begins its deadly march across the United States

 
April 7, 2019 EU and US all rights reserved.  Permission to use this report in its entirety is granted under the condition it is linked back to its original source at WhatDoesItMean.Com. Freebase content licensed under CC-BY and GFDL.

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Below is an update on the subject of this thread, from a rather MSM/Tabloid kinda source. It seems the subject situation is worsening, so even MSM has begun to raise its head into the fray. This article is more direct in the current state of things than the previous, more alarmist tenner of the first one. It sticks to the more 'confirmable' data at hand to a surface scrubbing reporter.


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Drug-Resistant Fungus Has Sickened Almost 600 in U.S. and Poses Global Health Threat
Maria Pasquini


According to the CDC, between 30-60 percent of patients infected with C. auris have died

Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungus, which can cause death and serious illnesses in people with weakened immune systems, is spreading across the world — including in some of America’s major cities.

As of February 28, there have been 587 cases confirmed in the United States, with the majority of cases occurring in New York, New Jersey and Illinois, according to the CDC.

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In New York, there have been 309 confirmed cases, with an additional 104 in New Jersey and 144 in Illinois. People in California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia have also been sickened by C. auris.

In a recent feature on the spread of the fungus, the New York Times reported that some of the symptoms of C. auris include fever and chills. The CDC also reports that it can cause bloodstream and ear infections — not to mention death.

According to the Times, an elderly man was sickened by the fungus last year at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, after being admitted for abdominal surgery. He died after 90 days.

Afterwards, the hospital “needed special cleaning equipment” and ended up removing “some of the ceiling and floor tiles” in the man’s room in order to get rid of the fungus.

“Based on information from a limited number of patients, 30–60 percent of people with C. auris infections have died. However, many of these people had other serious illnesses that also increased their risk of death,” according to the CDC. Most deaths occur within 90 days.

C. auris is difficult to identify, and is only detectable by a lab test. The CDC has labeled it a “serious global health threat.”

As C. auris is difficult to remove from surfaces, it has caused outbreaks in healthcare facilities.

According to the New York Times, in 2015, there was an outbreak at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, which resulted in 72 total cases of C. auris.

Another outbreak occurred at a hospital in Spain in 2018. The journal Mycoses reported that 41 of the patients who were infected died within 30 days.

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The first reported case of C. auris occurred in the United States in 2013, when a 61-year-old woman with respiratory failure came to New York from the United Arab Emirates, according to the Times. She died a week later.

Early identification is critical when dealing with C. auris, although treating the fungus can be difficult, as over 90 percent of C. auris infections are resistant to at least one type of drug, according to the CDC.

C. auris infections have been “found in patients of all ages, from preterm infants to the elderly,” the CDC says, adding that “patients who have been hospitalized in a healthcare facility a long time, and and have lines and tubes that go into their body (such as breathing tubes, feeding tubes and central venous catheters), seem to be at highest risk.”
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Just found this third viewpoint on the subject:


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International Space Station is teeming with bacteria and fungi
By Ian Randall For Mailonline


The International Space Station is teeming with bacteria and fungi that can cause diseases, a new study found.

They also form biofilms that can promote antibiotic resistance and even stop spacecraft parts from working correctly, scientists warn.

The findings are important to protect the health of astronauts and the safety of crafts on future manned long missions to Mars and beyond.

The International Space Station (pictured) is teeming with bacteria and fungi that can cause diseases, a new study found. They also form biofilms that promote antibiotic resistance and can even corrode the spacecraft, scientists warn

The station - built in 1998 and orbiting around 250 miles (400 km) above the Earth - has been visited by over 222 astronauts and up to six resupply missions a year up until August 2017.

The station's components were built in sterile environments before being sent into orbit and routine monitoring has taken place since.

However, a comprehensive catalogue of what is lurking on inside surfaces has until now been absent.

NASA scientists found that the microbes on the ISS mostly came from people and were similar to those found in public buildings and offices here on Earth.

The most prominent bacteria were Staphylococcus - making up over a quarter (26 per cent) of total species isolated from samples taken - followed by Pantoea (23 per cent) and Bacillus (11 per cent).

They included organisms that are considered opportunistic pathogens on Earth.

That includes Staphylococcus aureus, which made up a tenth of total isolates identified. It is commonly found on the skin and in the nasal passage.

Experts also located Enterobacter, which is associated with the human gastrointestinal tract.

'The International Space Station is the largest human space platform in low Earth orbit - around 400 km above Earth's surface - and for the last 17 years it has been continuously inhabited by an international community of astronauts performing space research,' said paper author and microbiologist Kasthuri Venkateswaran of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

'The ISS is a hermetically sealed closed system, subjected to microgravity, radiation, elevated carbon dioxide, and the recirculation of air through HEPA filters and is considered an "extreme environment."

'Microbes are known to survive and even thrive in extreme environments, and the microbes that are present on the ISS may have existed since the inception of the ISS while others may be introduced each time new astronauts or payloads arrive.'

He added that emerging studies of the 'built microbiome' here on Earth show that the design of offices, classrooms, museums and hospitals influence the assemblages of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa that end up being unique to each indoor environment.

'Specific microbes in these indoor spaces have been shown to impact human health by influencing our susceptibility to allergies, infectious diseases, or sick building syndrome,' he added.
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The influence of the indoor microbiome on human health becomes more important for astronauts during flights due to altered immunity associated with space flight and the lack of sophisticated medical interventions that are available on Earth.

'In light of an upcoming new era of human expansion in the universe, such as future space travel to Mars, the microbiome of the closed space environment needs to be examined thoroughly to identify the types of microorganisms that can accumulate in this unique environment, how long they persist and survive, and their impact on human health and spacecraft infrastructure.'

Microbes identified on the station included organisms that are considered opportunistic pathogens on Earth, such as Staphylococcus aureus (pictured, stock image), which is commonly found on the skin and nasal passages making up a tenth of total isolates identified

Monitoring bugs in space used traditional culture methods, although it is known that many microbes cannot be cultured with standard techniques.

To fully appreciate the true number and diversity of microbes that survive in the ISS, researchers used traditional culture techniques and gene sequencing methods to analyse surface samples.

The researchers collected surface bacteria and fungi samples from eight locations within the ISS - including from a dining table, exercise platform, sleeping quarters, toilet and a viewing window. 

Swabs were taken repeatedly from each site during three different missions across a total period of 14 months, to see how the fungal and microbial populations changed over time as well as between different locations. 

The experts found that while fungal communities on the space station remained largely stable, the microbe populations were similar across the ISS but changed as time progressed. 

or example, the microbe samples swabbed during the second mission had a higher population diversity than those collected during the other two periods. 

The experts believe that these changes may be a result of the different astronauts living on the ISS during each mission.

They found the ISS swabs were similar to other built environments where the microbiome is shaped by human occupation.

'Whether these opportunistic bacteria could cause disease in astronauts on the ISS is unknown,' said paper author and microbiologist Aleksandra Checinska Sielaf, of the Washington State University.

'This would depend on a number of factors, including the health status of each individual and how these organisms function while in the space environment.

'Regardless, the detection of possible disease-causing organisms highlights the importance of further studies to examine how these ISS microbes function in space.'

And many of the organisms detected on the ISS are known to form biofilms that belong to both bacterial (Acinetobacter, Sphingomonas, Bacillus, Burkholderia, Corynebacterium, and Klebsiella) and fungal (Penicillium, Aspergillus, Cryptococcus, and Rhodotorula) genera.

This could pose problems for astronauts if they become infected as biofilms are known to promote resistance to antibiotics while biofilm formation 'could decrease infrastructure stability by causing mechanical blockages, reducing heat transfer efficiency, and inducing microbial influenced corrosion.'

'Some of the microorganisms we identified on the ISS have also been implicated in microbial induced corrosion on Earth,' said paper author Camilla Urbaniak, a microbiologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

'However, the role they play in corrosion aboard the ISS remains to be determined.'

'In addition to understanding the possible impact of microbial and fungal organisms on astronaut health, understanding their potential impact on spacecraft will be important to maintain structural stability of the crew vehicle during long term space missions when routine indoor maintenance cannot be as easily performed.'

'Our study provides the first comprehensive catalogue of the bacteria and fungi found on surfaces in closed space systems and can be used to help improve safety measures that meet NASA requirements for deep space human habitation,' Dr Venkateswaran concluded.

'The results can also have significant impact on our understanding of other confined built environments on the Earth such as clean rooms used in the pharmaceutical and medical industries.'

The full findings of the study were published in the journal Microbiome. 
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Maybe God doesn't want us to explore space
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(04-09-2019, 06:48 PM)Augustinian Wrote: Maybe God doesn't want us to explore space

Ya know, you ain't the only one who came to that conclusion, grasshopper! :) 

It seems all to odd that anywhere in space where man has has a habitation for any period, becomes full of bacteria, viruses and fungi. In the first article, they mentioned how the Soviet Union's MIR space station, described as 'pristine' on launch and prepared by people using apparent sterile procedures, yet, in a few short years the orbit begins to deteriorate and it falls through the skies and burns up. Virtually nothing of it was found, save a few small external pieces.

Now, put humans in a capsule or a module on Mars for a bunch of years and it will be full of microbes too. Filters just don't scrub enough and we humans are just bags of microbes anyway. Really limits one's ability to habitate another world if the habitat becomes overrun with nasty germs.
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