July 23, 2021
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a drug-resistant “superbug” fungus ‘Candida auris’ is rapidly spreading in the US states of Texas and Washington.
Candida auris (C auris) is an emerging, frequently multidrug-resistant yeast that is highly transmissible, resulting in healthcare-associated outbreaks, particularly in long-term care facilities.
C auris, which preys on people with compromised immune systems, was discovered in 2009. It has caused at least 587 illnesses in the United States since 2013.