Friday, November 04, 2016

Pestilence

CDC reports first U.S. cases of drug-resistant fungus Candida auris - UPI.com
UPI reports: "The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that 13 cases of Candida auris have occurred in the United States. Candida auris is an infectious fungus known to resist most drugs and treatments. Infections are sometimes fatal, and are identified by white patches on the tongue or other parts of the body. According to the CDC, 7 cases occurred between May 2013 and August 2016. The remaining 6 were found after the initial report, and are currently under investigation. Researchers with the agency discussed the infection events in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report."

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