154 cases of fast-moving and multidrug-resistant deadly fungus in Illinois

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154 cases of fast-moving and multidrug-resistant deadly fungus in Illinois
"The sickest of the sick," are most at risk, a CDC expert said. "Those patients who have medically invasive procedures, who are hospitalized. Those are the real at-risk patients.”
By Ben Kesslen and Felix Gussone, MD

"Illinois health officials announced Monday that since 2016 they have seen 154 cases of a fast moving, often life-threatening fungus, adding concern about the fungus’ spread."
"Verley said literature suggest the fungus has a “high mortality rate between 20 and 50 percent.”
"Patients with a delayed diagnosis of Candida auris had a 30-day mortality rate of 35.2 percent, according to one study published article on the National Center for Biotechnology Information site of the National Institutes of Health."








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Exclamationbi07.gif That illness appears to be quite SERIOUS! Therefore, everyone should become familiar with the fungus that is among us. The doctors' article is well worth reading!

 
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