Candida Auris: Why This Fungus Is An Emerging Threat


INTRO: There's nothing fun about this fungus that's a yeast. Candida auris can, did, and is continuing to spread in hospitals around the world. It can remain on people's skin and objects, such as hospital furniture and equipment, for quite a long time. Thus, it can spread indirectly from patient to patient. It can invade your body and kill you if your immune system is weakened. It can be resistant to the three major classes of anti-fungal drugs, leaving doctors with few options to treat C. auris infections. Therefore, don't take lightly what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has dubbed a "global emerging threat." At yeast, get to know more about this yeast... (MORE)

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