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Drug-resistant yeast is global emerging threat

August 19, 2019


THE ALARM ON A LIFE- THREATENING SUPER-FUNGUS THAT THEY’VE CALLED A GLOBAL EMERGING THREAT..AND IT’S ON THE RISE ACROSS THE U.S… JAMES DINAN HAS THE LATEST.A HARMFUL AND DEADLY YEAST- FUNGUS CALLED CANDIDA AURIS (CAN-DID-UH OAR-ISS)..IS LURKING IN HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES.. AND HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE NOW WARNING YORK..AND MORE THAN ONE-HUNDRED IN NEW JERSEY.. CANDIDA AURIS CAN ENTER THE BLOODSTREAM AND SPREAD RAPIDLY..WREAKING HAVOC THROUGHOUT THE BODY, CAUSING SERIOUS INVASIVE INFECTIONS.. THE BIG PROBLEM…INFECTIONS ARE EXTREMELY HARD TO TREAT BECAUSE IT’S RESISTANT TO MOST ANTI-FUNGAL DRUGS..AND SYMPTOMS ARE HARD TO DETECT TESTING METHODS..WHICH IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO CONTROL THE SPREAD.SCIENTISTS ARE STILL WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE YEAST..THEY RECOMMEND WASHING YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER OR USING HAND SANITIZERS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES..AND REMIND YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO DO THE SAME DURING YOUR VISITS. I’M JAMES DINAN REPORTING. 3

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