The CDC (Center For Disease Control) has issued an alert on a new fungus mostly affecting those who have had recent surgery. So far 61 people have died from it out of the nearly one hundred people who have contracted it. Candida auris fungus usually affects people who recently undergone surgery, used central venous catheters, been hospitalized for lengthy periods as well as those with diabetes are at high risk of infection.
A lethal fungus has already killed 61 people in the United States and Acting CDC chief Anne Schuchat warns that the superbug poses a “catastrophic threat” to the public.
The fungus can infect wounds, infiltrate the bloodstream and take root in the urinary tract – it’s resistant to many antifungal drugs.
So far, the lethal fungus was first identified…