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Climate crisis may be behind the rise of superbug C. auris

The climate crisis may be to blame for the mysterious spread of a multidrug-resistant superbug, Candida auris, according to a study published Tuesday.

Drug-resistant fungal 'superbug' emerges in Canada

Doctors in Canada are being warned about the emergence of an extremely contagious pathogen described as a “fungal superbug” that is resistant to most medications and can be deadly for patients who are already sick.

Deadly fungal infection cases on the rise in latest CDC update

The number of cases of the hospital-acquired fungal infection caused by Candida Auris is growing, according to health officials. The majority of the cases seem to be centered in New York.

CDC has confirmed U.S. outbreak of fatal fungus infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned American hospitals last June about the emergence of a possibly fatal, multi-drug resistant yeast infection, and now, the agency's fears have been realized.

Probing insight into antimicrobial resistant fungus

A major systematic review of the pathogenic fungus Candida auris has been conducted. This yeast-like fungus has been found in hospitals and it is resistant to several classes of antimicrobial drugs. This poses serious risks for those infected.
 

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A strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at CDC.
A strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at CDC.
Shawn Lockhart/CDC
Most patients contract the infection while hospitalised with other major illnesses  or because they ...
Most patients contract the infection while hospitalised with other major illnesses, or because they may be immunocompromised.
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Proposed scheme for the emergence of C. auris.
Proposed scheme for the emergence of C. auris.
Arturo Casadevall et al.

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