Drug-Resistant Superbug Candida Auris Spreading in New York

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Drug-Resistant Superbug Candida Auris Spreading in New York | NBC New York

Isolate the tristate area. No one comes or goes. 30–60% death rate is Huge!

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"In 2017, there were only two measles cases in New York City, now there are three-hundred [measles cases]."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30–60% of people with Candida auris infections have died. However, many of these people had other serious illnesses that also increased their risk of death.

 

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RaiThioS's picture
Beta Tester

This is a very real thing folks. The worse thing about it is that it is spreading through health workers and hospitals. As we destroy the microbe world with our chemicals and destruction of habitats these new bugs are filling in the gaps where they were once contained.

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GKhan's picture

It's a strong proliferator.

https://gulfnews.com/world/americas/almost-50-infected-by-this-superbug-...

 

After a the death of a patient hospital room:

"Everything was positive — the walls, the bed, the doors, the curtains, the phones, the sink, the whiteboard, the poles, the pump. The mattress, the bed rails, the canister holes, the window shades, the ceiling, everything in the room was positive."

 

But let's read a non news source:

https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/candida-auris-qanda.html

 

"Based on information from a limited number of patients, 30–60% of people with C. auris infections have died. However, many of these people had other serious illnesses that also increased their risk of death."

 

 

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RaiThioS's picture
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They were in the hospital for a reason, for sure, but you also have to look at the antibiotic resistance as well. The weak will spread it, and the health workers that got it were not sick and act as carriers while they run room to room. Creepy stuff.

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monkeymania's picture

Oh, it's well beyond the tri-state area already. Hitting the largest urban areas-Mew York, Chicago, Los Angeles and moving into populous states. What I remember from Bio2 was how big of a pain in the ass fungi are-they can be more insidious than bacteria-yeah, I know bacteria is technically a specialized fungus- and even viruses. I'm going to make a strong effort to stay healthy and out of hospitals. This fungi could ramp up and race across the country in weeks.

 

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