Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Candida auris may be a fungus. But there's nothing fun about the C. auris outbreaks that have been happening in Texas and Washington, DC. From January through April of 2021, Washington, DC, had 101 reported cases of C. auris and Texas had 22, according to Thursday's edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) . ADVERTISEMENT That alone is bad news. If someone were to ask if you would like some C. auris on your Benedict Cumberbatch cummerbund, you'd have to say no to this creative collision. As I reported for Forbes back in 2019 , the CDC has already dubbed C. auris a "global emerging threat ." It is highly transmissible, meaning that this yeast can be easily passed from one person to another or even from one object to a person. That's helped C. auris spread through different healthcare facilities. So at the very "yeast," it's important to pay attention to C. auris , which can go from sitting on or "colonizing" your skin to invading your body. And this fungus can kill you, especially when your immune system is weakened. That alone, of course,… Read full this story
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