Deadly Fungus Spreads Through U.S. Healthcare Facilities

The number of cases of Candida auris (C. auris), a dangerous multidrug-resistant fungus, in the U.S. has grown from 7 to 122 over the past 9 months, the CDC says in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. [1] C. auris can cause severe illness and high mortality (60%), especially among patients who are in intensive-care units, those […]

A Superbug Has Increased 700% in Children Since 2007

A type of superbug has increased upwards of 700% in U.S. children since 2007, and it is associated with longer hospital stays and a trend toward a greater risk of death, a recent study in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society reveals. [1] The source of the infections is Enterobacteriaceae bacteria, normal bacteria that become resistant to multiple […]