'Superbug' fungus spread in two cities, health officials say

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'Superbug' fungus spread in two cities, health officials say

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home.

The “superbug” outbreaks were reported in a Washington, D.C, nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. A handful of the patients had invasive fungal infections that were impervious to all three major classes of medications.

“This is really the first time we've started seeing clustering of resistance" in which patients seemed to be getting the infections from each other, said the CDC's Dr. Meghan Lyman.

The fungus, Candida auris, is a harmful form of yeast that is considered dangerous to hospital and nursing home patients with serious medical problems. It is most deadly when it enters the bloodstream, heart or brain. Outbreaks in health care facilities have been spurred when the fungus spread through patient contact or on contaminated surfaces.

Health officials have sounded alarms for years about the superbug after seeing infections in which commonly used drugs had little effect. In 2019, doctors diagnosed three cases in New York that were also resistant to a class of drugs, called echinocandins, that were considered a last line of defense.

In those cases, there was no evidence the infections had spread from patient to patient — scientists concluded the resistance to the drugs formed during treatment.

The new cases did spread, the CDC concluded.
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At least you haven't got the big orange super-fool in charge this time. Looks nasty.

Alcohol around 12-15% tends to kill most strains of yeast, so hopefully it should be fairly easy to destroy on surfaces.
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IanKennedy wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:39 pm At least you haven't got the big orange super-fool in charge this time. Looks nasty.

Alcohol around 12-15% tends to kill most strains of yeast, so hopefully it should be fairly easy to destroy on surfaces.
Why do I foresee people attempting to 'home-medicate' and nearly killing themselves with alcohol poisoning?
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Coalition wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:05 pm
IanKennedy wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:39 pm At least you haven't got the big orange super-fool in charge this time. Looks nasty.

Alcohol around 12-15% tends to kill most strains of yeast, so hopefully it should be fairly easy to destroy on surfaces.
Why do I foresee people attempting to 'home-medicate' and nearly killing themselves with alcohol poisoning?
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