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Hundreds of cases of drug-resistant superbug reported in NYC

Federal health authorities are warning about an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat and is showing up in New York and New Jersey. The infection can become fatal in 30%-60% of patients.  It is called Candida auris (C. auris) and they are concerned for three main reasons. First, it is often multidrug-resistant. It is also difficult to identify with standard lab methods and can but misidentified in labs without specific technology. Finally, it has caused outbreaks in healthcare facilities.  Read more...

 

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