Deadly ‘superbug’ fungus emerging in U.S. hospitals

A deadly “superbug” fungus that is hard to spot and harder to kill is slowly infiltrating U.S. hospitals, health experts say.

Candida auris enters the bloodstream, spreads throughout the body and causes a variety of infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. More than 60 cases have been identified in the U.S., all but a few of them in New York and New Jersey. The CDC has alerted hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to watch out for the relatively new fungus.

Source: Deadly ‘superbug’ fungus emerging in U.S. hospitals

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