Deadly Drug-Resistant Fungus Spreading In Hospitals Across U.S.

  • “Unfortunately, multi-drug resistant organisms such as C. auris have become more prevalent among our highest risk individuals, such as residents in long-term care facilities,” Tammy Yates, spokesperson for Mississippi State Department of Health, stated.
  • Since November, four people have suffered “potentially associated deaths,” due to the fungus in Mississippi, Yates noted.
  • “If [the fungi] get into a hospital, they are very difficult to control and get out,” William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University Medical Center said.
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