Posted on Sep 20, 2019

In their article: Nursing Homes Are a Breeding Ground for a Fatal Fungus of New York Times - Matt Richtel and Andrew Jacobs explore; Canida auris, a highly contagious, drug-resistant fungus that has infected nearly 800 people since it arrived in the United State four years ago, with half of patients dying withing 90 days. 

At least 38 other patients at Palm Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn, have been infected with or carry C. auris, a germ so virulent and hard to eradicate that some facilities will not accept patients with it. Now, as they struggle to contain the pathogen, public health officials from cities, states and the federal government say that skilled nursing facilities like Palm Gardens are fueling its spread.

 

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